By Mike Flynn at Breitbart.com
Rather than accept a few billion in budget cuts (read rounding error), President Obama has signaled his willingness to shut down the federal government. (Yah!) For those keeping score at home, any government shutdown that happens is on Obama?s plate. He is the President. All on him.
The worst part of this whole debate is the Obama Administration?s decision to hold military pay hostage to the budget debate. For the last few decades, government shutdowns have been guided by an OMB directive issued during the Reagan Administration. Under this directive, military personnel would continue to receive the paychecks while politicians argued about the budget. The Clinton Administration, during the last government shutdown, kept the paychecks flowing.
But, not Obama.
The Obama Administration has overturned the old OMB directive and has decided to suspend military paychecks if there is a government shutdown. No reason to do it?but they have decided to. Reprehensible.
[This Government has spent itself right to the brink of collapse.? Nobody in Congress has a solution, least of all the gang of leftist Keynesians who brought all this trouble upon us.
If this is not a sure sign of the coming collapse, then WHAT? IS?]