With the partial shutdown continuing into another day, there needs to be a reality check provided to the American people on the actual events as opposed to political spin.
The Republican House has compromised on two separate occasions when it came to passing a continuing resolution. They passed one to fund the government in its entirety but not Obamacare. The Republican House then passed a second continuing resolution with a one year delay on the individual mandate – essentially delaying Obamacare for a year.
Then the House Republicans passed a mini-continuing resolution to ensure that all military personnel and the Coast Guard continue to receive their salaries. The Senate passed that one, and Obama actually signed it.
The House then attempted to pass other mini-CRs, but the Senate has now said that they want a clean bill with no attachments to Obamacare – i.e. their CR. Obama has said that he will veto anything other than a clean continuing resolution – i.e. the Democrats’ CR.
Reality Check – Who has compromised? And who has said “meet our demands, or else!”? Which attitude aligns more with hostage taking?
The Democrats have held the government hostage over Obamacare, which the vast majority of people are opposed to and do not want implemented. The Democrats have held the government hostage over Obamacare as people who have attempted to enroll have found out that the cheapest plans under Obamacare are more expensive than the plans they have now, with fewer options for doctors, hospitals, and treatment. Obama has even granted waivers and exemptions to those he sees fit while lying when he says that it is the best thing for the country.
The Democrats have held our guaranteed Constitutional rights hostage. The Democrats have held our right to privacy hostage. The Democrats have held this country’s security hostage as terrorists have successfully attacked this country on four different occasions. The Democrats will hold us hostage in the name of security. The Democrats have held job creation hostage. The Democrats have held our right to be successful hostage. The Democrats have held the truth hostage as they have created propaganda teams to lie about their actions. The Democrats have held our energy needs hostage while paying for Brazil’s energy needs. The Democrats have held our laws hostage as they choose which ones they are going to enforce.
Lastly, the Democrats have declared that we are the property of the government as they implement a new form of slavery.
Liberal Democrats have decided that one-party rule under a dictator is better than the democracy we have now. They have even repeated this mantra on television, saying that the terrorist leaders of Syria and Iran are more rational and easier to negotiate with than engaging with the other party in a democracy.
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