By David A. Franklin, Jr.
America, and the world, would do so well without these flawed, defective theorists who have the news cycles tied up
each and every day pushing their Neo-Con agenda in addition to the other several and varied beliefs of whichever wing of the splintered GOP they may represent.
In addition, and sad to say, to whatever proportion America views cable television and listens to conservative radio, (FOX News, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, the political propaganda machines for the House and Senate Republicans, et al) we are led to believe that the sequester is a big scare – a sham and an attempt by President Obama and Democrats to scare voters into voting for them in 2014 and 2016 and to vilify the GOP.
- The president is using the sequester “to scare people in order to grow the size of government” according to Sen.
John Cornyn, R-Texas,
- Representative Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan, says “most of the nation will wake up and yawn” the Friday morning
when the sequester is supposed to chip in
- On March 6th, Fox News (foxnews.com) ‘announced’ that “Leaked email adds fuel to claims White House
playing politics over impact of cuts”
- Upon announcing that White House tours have been cancelled as a result of the sequester, Rep. Kevin Cramer,
R-N.D said on Fox News “It’s politically motivated. It seems childish – take my ball and go home"
- Rep Ted Poe, R-Texas said “the people have been banned from the people’s house”
Tell it to the air traffic controllers at the Detroit’s Coleman Young International Airport and the other 172 small airports around the country where the control towers are slated to be closed on April 7th of this year. Let them speak to inherent safety issues where as a result of this shut down pilots will have to coordinate their own arrivals and departures
“Recovery efforts following a tornado in Atlanta are being drained of federal help because of sequestration related cuts. [WAGA-TV]
The Georgia Department of Labor is figuring out how to reduce unemployment benefits by nearly 11 percent starting on March 31. [WSB-TV]
The Spokane County Meals On Wheels is looking at a $45,000 budget cut. "I'm scared," the program quoted one official with the group saying. "How do we keep serving all the people that need it?" [KREM-TV]
Cleanup efforts following the Hanford nuclear leak in Washington state are complicated by171 million in sequester-related budget cuts. "The largest part of those cuts would be in underground tank Management," reported
KCPQ in Seattle. "New leaks were just discovered in six of those tanks." [KCPQ-TV, KPTV-TV]
Huffington Post, “The Sequester Cuts' Impact Goes Deeper Than White House Tours”, March 8, 2013
Within the first four days of the sequester, major airports were experiencing longer lines and processing time. We
have to remember that transportation has a real impact on business – from loss of man hours to late delivery of goods and services and for items as sensitive as organs for surgery/transplant. Airport security and immigration enforcement
personnel are not exempt.
America and in the process they have lost the trust of the new “Minority Majority” and gained the chagrin of many other voting blocks. The aim of the CPAC convention one would think would be to come together and move out with a united thinking and mission and vision; but how can this be achieved with so many factions. This is “a house divided” that cannot and will not stand.The crumble is being witnessed in plain view. And while they fight and fall into decay, they take the American economy and wellbeing with them.
Without self analysis and detailed mental examination of their thoughts and motives they will continue the fight for power within their splintered ranks and continue to be destructive to the party and to the American economy and to the moral fabric of which the country is made.
But America is on to their game and this is evidenced in the polls. They continue to be deaf because they are steeped in their own mire of selfish and varied goals but come 2014 the people will speak at the polls, in a language one would hope they will be forced to understand or accept. And I say “hope” because the people’s voice was loud and clear in 2012 but Republicans are stone deaf.We are witnessing the official start of the Republican implosion and we are in for a treat. The distressing thing is that these “treats”are the bitter pills of a reversal in the economic recovery trend, job losses, increased poverty and an escalated clown-show which the rest of the world watches with a mixture of amusement, astonishment, horror and disbelief. As I observed in one of my recent articles, the GOP’s internal war gets bigger with each passing day.
-Governor Chris Christie stood up for what was correct and now he’s paying the ultimate price for not toeing the party line. He was too close to Barack Obama after the Super Storm Sandy and called out people in his own party for playing politics rather than doing the honorable thing and help victims try to recover.
-A Republican majority voted against hurricane relief
-They pushed back environmental laws, fought against legislation promoting Comprehensive Immigration Reform, fought against renewing the Women’s Against Violence Act and many more obstructions. Each faction (and in instances a faction comprises one individual) tries to outdo the other, to out stupid the other. It’s a destructive path but none of them will see the light because they are all too busy committing the deadly sins – greedfor their own pockets and elevated lifestyles, gluttony, envy of the president and his popularity and his mandate which they work arduously to negate and to destroy anything he does even before he does it, lust to be in the White House outside of the
infrequent invitations to lunch.
And by God – sloth.
Is there anywhere in the business of running an organization (the country is a complex business organization) that the highly paid employees take time-off to go home as often as the US Congress does? In real business, these persons would be fired, but Congress too is not immune from pink slips.Let us wait and see sequestration come 2014 and 2016 job evaluation will bring.
There will be a real cut to Republicans from Congress!!
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