To start this I want to bring up two sayings. The first is that lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. The second is that excuses are like assholes, everyone has one and they all stink.
I bring this up due to the Christmas raping that Congress just gave us with the recently passed omnibus bill. The bill that throws over 1 trillion dollars down the place assholes do their business.
Paul Ryan wants us to believe that he hates omnibus bills, but what was he going to do? His excuse was that appropriations bills were actually passed this summer, they were promptly filibustered by Harry Reid and Democrats in the Senate.
See it wasn’t his fault as Speaker this happened.
So what happens? Republicans rolled over. They eventually gave up, let Paul Ryan negotiate a disgrace that gave Obama more than he would have gotten if just Reid and Pelosi negotiated it for him and then promptly came out in pubic to tell us that it was all we could get.
Because fighting was a step too far in the concept of Conservative and Constitutional values. Not that anyone is accusing Ryan of holding either of those as principles in his life.
After all the government was going to shut down you know. The same thing it does every weekend and federal holiday. The same thing that happened in 2013 due to Ted Cruz and Mike Lee forcing it over Obamacare. All of 16 % stopped working. That’s it. Those people who are deemed, non-essential, meaning those who are un-needed. That’s what shut down. The waste.
If you have a job in a private company and you are considered non-essential you will not have that job for long I assure you. In the government you get the media to scream to the world that a few moments of you not wasting government funds is a travesty on par with the dinosaur extinction.
Now how could this have been different? Well, for one if we had a Senate leader with a set, he or she would never allowed the Senate to go to recess. Continually bring the bill up over and over and over and over, all day everyday. Will you get some bad press in the media? Sure but who gives a damn. Break their will.
Now that would have solved the Senate side, the house side was even easier. Simply do nothing. No negotiations, no bringing up bills for votes, nothing. Tell the Senate very publicly that an omnibus bill will never be introduced in the House and any attempted to be passed in the Senate will be considered unconstitutional and not ever considered in the House.
How you ask? Simple.
A1S7 of the Constitution states the following:
All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
All bills for revenue shall originate in the House. They own all the money. We have been through this before on this site, I just like to keep bringing it up hoping it will sink in.
Would the government shut down? Sure. Does it matter? Nope.
Republicans will never win until such time those without a spine are promptly sent to the Democrat party where they belong and men and women of strict Conservative values are nominated, and promptly win elections