The two week Government Shutdown ended this past Wednesday, allowing the Government to get back to the hard work of spending billions, encroaching upon our rights, and sinking our communities farther into debt through an increasingly devalued dollar (Read Signs China is making a move on the dollar). And while the media and Obama’s entourage screamed about how terrible this two week period was, normal business went on in Missouri as it always had – with many feeling a sense of relief from the Fed having to reign itself in. Even if just a little.
But we knew it wouldn’t last, and predicted that a lot of Republicans, lacking any conviction as to the concerns of their constituents towards Obamacare and the fantastically huge federal debt, would end up caving under the pressure. And cave they did. Out of 100 votes in the Federal Senate, only an anemic 18 Senators voted to stand against Obamacare and the Fed’s crazy spending of taxpayer dollars. And yeah, you guessed it. Missouri’s Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill were amongst those who voted in support of Obamacare and the fed spending more of your hard earned dollars – once again throwing millions of hard-working Missourians under the grinding wheels of the federal government. Blunt naturally grumbled and made excuses about why he lacked the backbone to go against the establishment, while Clueless Claire yammered about the bloated nanny-state getting back to work pretending to expand jobs, fix roads, and expand college opportunities. As if that’s really the job of the government, and not Missouri’s free market system.
See a breakdown on how the U.S. Senate Voted in regards to the shutdown here.
Meanwhile in the federal House of Representatives, things fared a bit better with Missouri Representative Graves, Hartzler, Long, Luetkemeyer, Smith, and Wagner voting “No”, while Clay and Cleaver voted “Yes”. But with 198 Democrats and 87 Republicans voting “Yes” and only 144 Republicans voting “No”, our Missouri Representatives who thankfully took a stand on our behalf were overwhelmed by mob rule.
See a breakdown on how the U.S. House of Reps voted in regard to shutdown here.
And we don’t want to be insensitive to some of those federal employees in Missouri who were forced to take a taxpayer funded vacation – per this Washington Post article which discusses how a debt-ceiling shutdown deal reached in Congress would provide back pay for many folks. A job is a job, right? But these folks have got to realize that if the government they work for keeps throwing around billions of taxpayer dollars, growing the welfare class, and increasing their debt – they shouldn’t be too upset when the Sugar Daddy loses a little of that sweetness they’ve come to expect.
The point is this: The people of Missouri are intelligent and hard-working, but are continually losing more and more from a lack of adequate representation, mob rule, and the economic circus of Obamacare and crushing debt being foisted upon us by the federal government. Where’s our voice?
- Contact Claire McCaskill
- Contact Roy Blunt
- Please take a moment to thank those U.S. Representatives who stood up for us, or politely let Lacy and Cleaver know your disappointment in their selling out of Missouri. Find their contact information here
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