Friday, March 15, 2013

Sequestration? No, This is Fight Club!

There is a great speech by Tyler Durdan about men's drifting Life.  yet, it parallels how President Obama and the Democrats have (not) leading the country leading the country. 

Follow along please:

Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

(This was done before 9/11, but the rules apply in this Age of Contraction)

The Democrats have been treating their Constituents (and the rest of us) as Durden's "Middle Children of History," Shutting the people's House to tours? Playing games instead of doing their jobs? 

Time to follow the rules.  

And now, the Rules of Fight Club before I explain the Rules Senators and Presidents must follow:

The Rules of Budgets for Democrats (that the Tea Party and GOP Members Follow)

Sequestration is not new in American Budgets.  Look up Gramm-Rudman-Hollings

President Bush pere and the (Democratic) Congress' of 1989 and 1991 followed the rules, yet it seems that this current crop seems to have forgotten. 

So, what are these weird and crazy rules? (taken from Congress for Dummies, please send Senator Reid and President Obama a copy of page 123)

First Rule of Budgets is the President submits his Budget on or before the First Monday in February!
(President Obama has been late FOUR times including FY2014)

Second Rule of Budgets is that the President Submits His Budget on or before the First Monday in February!
(This is according to the Budget Act of 1921 and Bush fils followed it just fine)

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The Third Rule of Budgets is on February 15th, the CBO publishes their check of the Presidents numbers (Checks and balances);

Fourth Rule of Budgets is both House and Senate Budget Committees develop Budget resolutions in March.In April, they have a Conference Committee (what Senator Reid is afraid of) and by Tax day, the Budget resolution passes both Houses of Congress;

The Fifth Rule of Budgets is the House passes its Appropriation Bills April thru June;

The Sixth Rule of Budgets is the Senate passes June through September;

(Yes, there are 13 Subcommittees, but before President Obama, the process worked just fine)

Seventh Rule Conference Committee all Appropriation Bills and send them to the President;

Eighth and Final Rule: President signs Appropriation Bills (mixed of Congressional and Executive numbers if done right) before the end of the Fiscal year (October 1).

How President Obama and Senator Reid hit Rep. Ryan's Ear

For the first time in 92 years, the House is setting the tone of the Fiscal debate, not the Executive Branch.  

Without knowing how much funds were incoming (or outgoing due to the Age of Contraction), the House Budget committee is starting first.

The Sequestration, the last minute battles, and all the drama of the last four years could have been avoided by Senator Reid if he only went into Conference Committee to send Appropriation Bills to President Obama. 

No Appropriation Bills; No Budgets; Welcome to Sequestration.

Rep. Ryan has won every time he and the House GOP Submits an Appropriation bill.   

Who should you call and complain if your job is on the line?

Call this number first: 202-863-8000 (the DNC) and then this number 202-225-7931 and ask Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, why Democrats in the Executive Branch are late with Budgets that include people's jobs.

Then call these numbers and ask Senator Reid why he hasn't passed any Appropriation bills since FY10: 
A) 202-224-3542
B) 702-388-5020

And finally, call 202-456-1414 and ask why President Obama is late with his Budget EVERY YEAR! 

My question to you: Why are Democrats afraid of passing budgets and Appropriation Bills in the Age of Obama?

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