The examples I share below are more proof the Obama administration needs to learn HOW to prioritize spending. But there is another element to that prioritizing. Are they deciding what to close based on the goal of making things harder for the American people and hoping that in turn – people will blame the Republicans.
I feel quite certain that many in this administration feel plenty of Americans will see what’s happening and will feel that those mean Republicans are forcing poor Obama to do these mean things to people. I personally think that’s a load of crap – and plenty of other people agree.
There have been plenty of sites reporting that various officials and government employees are admitting in their frustration that they were ordered to “make life as difficult for people as we can” during this government shutdown for “we the people”. My question to you – what kind of president and administration would make decisions based on the goal of making life hard for us??
Take a look at the examples below and I bet you will see a lot of ways the government could cut costs – without making life difficult for “we the people”…
I don’t know about you — but I think they are making some major miscalculations in this scenario. But that does tend to happen when any politician is coddled and given a pass my the mainstream media… they have no concept of how to handle a crisis and just assume we are all stupid. I have news for DC and especially the current administration… we are NOT stupid and more and more people are “waking up”. You can only push good people so far and then they fight back… and it would be a sucker bet for you to assume you will win when they get totally fed up.
The following are just a few examples of how Obama is using this shutdown to make life as difficult for people as possible…
#1 The Obama administration is doing all it can to keep Americans from even getting a glimpse of Mount Rushmore, but Barack Obama’s chefs have been deemed “essential” and are still preparing his meals.
#5 The NIH has stopped therapy dogs from visiting sick children, but Obama and Congress are still getting paid.
#9 The federal government has forced an elderly couple out of their home on Lake Mead during this shutdown, but the operations of the Federal Reserve have not been affected at all.
#10 In South Carolina, the Obama administration is actually using Park Service rangers to keep people away from a privately-owned hotel.
#11 In Tennessee, the feds have totally shut down the Foothills Parkway, a major thoroughfare that runs through Blount County. At this point the feds are not even letting people visit the graves of their dead relatives.
#12 The Obama administration has actually removed all of the well pumps along a 184 mile trail that goes from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh just so that anyone that decides to use the trail will not be able to get any water to drink.
#13 The Obama administration is actually attempting to close 1,100 square miles of ocean off of the coast of Florida. It is going to take a tremendous amount of time, money and energy to keep fishing boats out of that area.
#14 According to one news report, “Gestapo tactics” were used against one tour group made up mostly of senior citizens at Yellowstone National Park…
Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures.
Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country.
Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.
The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.
When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathroomsthat were open along the route.
#15 Of course one of the most disturbing abuses of power is how the Obama administration is using barricades and guards to keep military veterans away from open air memorials such as the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial that are normally open to the public 24 hours a day.