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I Say, “Shut Down The Government!”

Uncle SamUnited States Constitution, Article One, Section 7:

“All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives”

The reason our Founding Fathers wrote that was because the House of Representatives was viewed as the House of the common people.  They knew the people would be closer to their local Representative than to their Senators.

A few days ago, the House of Representatives passed a bill that approved spending for the government to continue – but cut spending for the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).

  • ObamaCare is an expansion of the government powers over the people.
  • ObamaCare will result in an additional one Trillion Dollars in debt.
  • The United States is 17 Trillion Dollars in debt!
  • Our debt is increasing at 1.9 Billion Dollars per day.
  • Social Security is paying out more than 50 Billion dollars a year than it is taking in, Medicare is deeply in the red, and Medicaid for the poor is in financial trouble.

The House bill that was sent to the Senate may be our only chance to stop the Congress and President from bankrupting America.

If the only way they will listen to the people is to shut down the Government, I say, “Shut down the Government until this funding bill is passed.  Then each year, pass more bills that will protect the future of all Americans – especially the poor.”

This is AMERICA!  We The People are to be listened to!

Email this to your Congressmen, to your Senators, to the White House, to all of the people in your email list, and share with your friends on social media sites.

God Bless America!

Yours Truly,

Uncle Sam

About The Author

Dave Weber was instrumental in helping to build the foundation upon which The Association of Mature American Citizens sits today. From 2007 to 2011, he volunteered much his time towards accomplishing this purpose. He took a brief leave of absence in 2011 to focus on his family business, but re-joined AMAC full-time in April of 2012 and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. When not working, you can usually find Dave enjoying a sunset on one of the countless ocean beaches of Long Island, New York, watching his favorite sports teams, and spending time with his family and friends.

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Comments (24)

  1. Pamela Varndell says:

    I say it is about time “we the people” have a “foothold organization” that will stand for the constitutional rights of our nation. Please consider joining this organization, allow sensible leadership, bring a moral stand against what is truly wrong with the so-call changing of America, and bring America back to its founding principals. Enough gibberish about what hasn’t been accomplished, who is at fault for such issues, and take a stand to fight the evil and bring a solution to “right the wrongs and turn our country around to a better more sane situation to include all Americans”

  2. l says:

    I thought this was an interesting email that I received from AARP. She wants us all to sign a face book page to show our support…

    From: Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:33 AM
    Subject: Older Americans shouldn’t be treated like this:

    We’re taking on the urgent crisis of senior unemployment – will you join us?
    Add your name today to show your support for older Americans in the workplace and the programs that help them succeed!

    Finding a job is never easy – but this task can be especially challenging for seniors.
    Right now, more than 2 million Americans age 55 or older are officially unemployed. Many of these people are former – and would-be – workers who are suffering in the wake of the latest economic downturn as they compete for a limited number of jobs. Even as the economy shows signs of improving, recovery for older Americans remains painfully slow.
    Older workers sometimes lack the technology skills for today’s jobs. Others face discrimination from employers who want younger, “more energetic” employees. As a result, older adults remain unemployed for twice as long as younger workers, approximately 54 weeks!!
    Seniors shouldn’t have to take on this fight alone – with people like you by their side, they won’t have to. Together, we can take on discrimination against older workers and help seniors get the training, advice, and connections necessary to find rewarding jobs and meet their basic needs.
    We’re looking for 5,000 people who are willing to stand up for unemployed seniors – when we hit our goal, we’ll share this message of support and number of supporters on Facebook so seniors know they’re not alone. Just last year, AARP Foundation’s legal advocacy team won a major victory for older writers in the form of a substantial settlement in a 10-year class-action lawsuit in which we served as co-counsel. Our litigators, on behalf of the class, sued a total of 51 defendants, including the major TV networks, studios and 11 talent agencies on behalf of more than 6,000 senior writers. Winning this settlement is a huge step for supporting unemployed older Americans in the workforce, but we aren’t stopping there.
    Every day, AARP Foundation helps older adults prepare for and connect with rewarding careers, through programs like…
    • …our job readiness programs which help people secure safe housing, set up email accounts, get healthy food through SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and more.
    • …our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) which provides work-based training by placing unemployed older adults with local nonprofits and agencies where they can gain skills and make connections.
    • …grants to assist unemployed seniors in the hard-hit states of Michigan, Ohio, and Florida through everything from employment programs and job retraining to financial training and efforts to connect low-income seniors with existing benefits.
    … and more. We’re scaling up our efforts to assist unemployed seniors and working so that all older adults can earn an income and meet their basic needs. Will you stand with us and show your support for unemployed seniors?
    Goal: 5,000 signatures by midnight tomorrow. Add your name to stand with older workers today and we’ll share your support on Facebook!
    With your help, AARP Foundation will continue the fight until every older American who wants and needs a job has one. Thanks for standing with us on this important issue.
    Sincerely,

    Jo Ann Jenkins

    This was my answer:

    I have to say I am not impressed with this so called “age discrimination campaign” Nowhere in your e- mail have you stated that AARP was going to go to congress and fight for seniors. We need to fight President Obama and his supporters. The unemployment rate is at an all time high. I am a registered nurse with a masters degree and cannot find a job for the following reasons: Obamacare has closed major hospitals, nursing homes and insurance companies in NY. I have worked in all three and have lost my job d/t downsizing, closings and merges. The places that ARE able to hire are hiring young nurses with only 3-5 years experience. None of these 20-something old nurses have enough experience to do the same job that I have been doing for 30 years. As in all medicine, I have a specialty that can only be done with many years experience, not right out of college. I have been turned down merely because I am “overqualified” and will not be considered. Never did I think that as an RN, my job would be obsolete, but Obama, with his socialized medicine ideas have made it so. I am not old enough for medicare but can tell you with certainty that I will not be able to afford health insurance as Obama lied about making it affordable. It has caused many small businesses to down size even further as they cannot afford health insurance for their employees. I have read that AARP is bipartisan but I only hear on the news how AARP supports the president’s ideas. AARP is NOT pro-aging, it is pro ObamaScare. What good will it do to put a bunch of signatures on facebook? Is Washington DC, the senate, congress or Obama going to read them? I need an organization that is concerned about my rights, that will fight for them in Washington DC. The solutions you are offering: job training, advice and networking is not what we need. I assure you, that as a highly educated person with a healthcare background and masters degree, I need neither advice nor training. The healthcare field is already overregulated: we have to have computer training so we know how to access the electronic medical records, we have to keep up with the latest medical guidelines, sweeping changes in medicare and medicaid policies, HIPPA and patient rights policies, living wills and healthcare proxy laws, advanced directives, cultural diversity(especially in NYC). None of this is taught in nursing schools. What advice can AARP possibly give me? You are offering no employment, only ways to get more government handouts which further increases my taxes. You only offer medicare supplemental insurance, which is not substantial and too expensive along with all the other medicare supplements seniors have to pay for just to have basic coverage. You have not offered solutions as to how to decrease the cost of medications; how to make long term care more affordable and how to save social security and pension funds that seniors saved their whole life for. The only statement I agree with is your statement that “Older Americans shouldn’t be treated like this”

    I just wanted to put my thoughts somewhere..What’s your opinion?
    .

  3. Melissa says:

    Term limits – From the top all the way down to the local gov’t. Enough is enough. Ted Cruz has it right – fight fight fight. We need more fresh blood in the house, senate and congress, people who fight for THE PEOPLE, who are not afraid of the next election but are representing THE PEOPLE. Obummercare is going to break this country completely, and we will in fact be in a depression. From what I have heard on Fox News, there are already people finding out that they plan will cost them much more than they can afford – a family of 4 $1,000/month! Companies paying their employees what they would have spent on insurance and having them find their own, and retirees losing their benefits. Giving Congress and Unions a pass is unacceptable. If WE THE PEOPLE must participate, shouldn’t those that represent WE THE PEOPLE. Do as I say not as I do is just unacceptable. 2016 is too far off for us to wait for the next round of elections, make your voices heard now before we all lose our jobs, homes, security.

    Big businesses should being flex hours, have enough employees to run the business working shifts, but have no employee work more than 30 hours a week and opt out of Obummercare. Defund it through nonparticipation.

  4. JT says:

    It must be nice to spend or I should say BORROW beyond credit limits and then just raise the debt ceiling. I think to day I am going to call my banks and credit card companies and tell them that I am going to raise my credit limit eveen though I can not pay my bills now.

    I am confident they will not have any issue about it. You know when I run out of cash I just go to my basement and print more money.

    REALLY???? STOP THE SPENDING AND EXPECTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO BUY INTO THE BULL SHIT.

  5. Bob O says:

    Dear Conservative,

    Please quit trying to feed the liberals facts. They can’t digest them.

    Sincerely,
    Bob O

  6. Mary Smith says:

    The way I see it, our Congress, which is controlled by the Republican party, is not working for their constituents, or for the good of America as a whole. Rather they’re working for their party. They are like spoiled, rich kid, schoolyard bullies. They are willing to hold Americans hostage in an attempt to get their way regardless of the carnage they leave behind, i.e., jeopardizing our credit worthiness worldwide, as well as our fragile economy; leaving senior citizens without their Social Security benefits, withholding the pay of our military men and women; disabled veterans, veterans, and a host of necessary services that these groups of people rely on. They need to accept the fact Obama won the election and move on with the business at hand. They claim they had, or have, a better healthcare package to offer but, the question no one seems to be concerned with is: If they have/or had a better healthcare package, why didn’t they present it during the 8 years Bush was in office, or even while his father was in office?

    My son, while serving in the United States Navy, sustained a TBI and is totally dependent on his VA Disability Benefits. As his legal fiduciary, I am already prepared to contact his creditors to explain why he cannot pay his rent for October, or his electric bill, auto insurance, etc. It is my hope his creditors will be understanding and will be willing to work with me. Unfortunately, he doesn’t draw enough wherein money can be put aside each month to build a “nest egg” for these types of situations. I can only imagine the plight of the thousands of others who will be impacted by our derelict Congress.

    Congress is trying to present an image of where Obama is not willing to negotiate. The debt ceiling issue is not the time or place to try and negotiate Obamacare. Rather, their actions border on terrorism, and the last time I checked, we don’t negotiate with such factions.

    • Jim M says:

      Mary, you must NOT see too well. Congress is NOT controlled by the Republicans. The House is controlled by the Republicans and the Diss functional Senate is controlled by the know nothing, do nothing Harry Reid and the DEMONcrats.

      The Republican Party has is working for their party to reduce government spending which is WAY OUT OF CONTROL. $16.9 trillion in debt and rising at an unprecedented rate. We will very soon be a nation that cam no longer pay off its debt.

      It is our HUGE national debt that has resulted in the downgrading of our nations credit worthiness. It IS the policies of the DEMONcrats of Tax and Spend, Fannie Mae / Freddie Mac loan guidelines.

      It was the policies of Senator Chris Dodd (D) of the Senate Banking Committee & Barney Frank who headed The House Finance Services Committee and that lead to the financial collapse in our country.

      The House Republican submitted two or three alternative to PPACA which was ignored by the DEMONcrats Super Majority in the House and Senate. It was the O’Commie and the DEMONcrats that LOCKED OUT the Republicans from ALL DISCUSSIONS with regards to O’Commie Care.

      AND YOU MUST BE ON DRUGS IF YOU SERIOUSLY think that O’Commie is willing to negotiate with Republicans. IT IS O’Commies way or the highway so to speak, ALWAYS! It Was the Raising of the Debt Ceiling that resulted in our nations downgrading a couple years ago if YOU REMEMBER!

      Speaking of Terrorism, where were YOU during the Benghazi, IRS, Fast-and-Furious, NSA Spying Scandals?

    • Jim M says:

      BTW, Thank your son for me for his sacrifice and service to defending our nation! :)

    • Alice Waterhouse says:

      Mary Smith, have you been in a comma? The House is currently controlled by the Republicans .. the Senate is controlled by the Democrats and don’t forget that we have an extreme far-left socialist liberal in the white house. He is the one who is un-cooperative. He’s a spoiled child and is always determined to have it HIS WAY … which he does by doing yet another executive order if needed.

  7. Faith Haertel says:

    I think that each Senator, Governor should take and month off (at different times) and use the money that people get on Welfare and Social Security and live on that and see how it feels not to have money left to do anything, let alone try to find money to use on finding insurance. They would not be able to do it.
    They take off for long periods of time, come back and then take off again.
    They are all well over paid for doing mostly nothing and abuse the system, sometimes worse than the local people and the elite don’t get punished.
    Where is the fairness and for the people this day and age?
    Shame on all big wheels, which really are little spokes that make a big mess of the little peoples lives and their own better.
    How about the big people giving up their benefits and seeing how it feels to the ones that have little money.
    Time for a change on both sides.

  8. V Diak says:

    If the only way they will listen to the people is to shut down the Government, I say, “Shut down the Government until this funding bill is passed. Then each year, pass more bills that will protect the future of all Americans – especially the poor.”

  9. John Higgins says:

    If the Government is shut down- it will be because the Liberals and Obama refuse to negotiate. If anyone has been watching the news lately, that is all the Dems are saying “We will not negotiate”.
    Why do the conservatives always have to give in? Look what a financial mess we are in- we have got to do something or we’ll go under!

    • Sharon Ann Kolor says:

      The conservatives always give in? Let’s look at the long list of signers of the Norquist Pledge.

  10. Dave Parr says:

    we live in a country where most of the people we elect to represent us dont , ACA was never wanted by the american people however the lib dems made so many backdoor deals to pass this law that they should probaly be thrown in jail for bribery , extortion and many other crimes. Plus the fact that healtcare accounts for maybe 20 % of our national economy ( That is enough for me not to want any government agency involved ). DEFUND OBAMACARE and next start on doing something about all these illegals taking jobs from american citizens

    • Paul ickey says:

      The people we elect are NOT chosen by us. They are chosen by the powers that are really in charge. They give us a choice, do you want this (demon) we have picked for you or this (demon)? Regardless they will do OUR will, not yours. I truly believe this. I cannot believe the majority of Americans were stupid enough to put Obama back in for a second term. The choices we had to chose from on BOTH sides were crap, so I am not being prejudice, conservative, or liberal.

  11. Ed says:

    One more time for those not listening. Congress funded everything but Obama care, okay. the government is not going to shut down, did all the chicken littles understand?

    • Ed N says:

      If anybody shuts down the government, it will be the Democrats. It’s the D’s that refuse to negotiate with anybody except our national enemies; (Iran, China, N. Korea, etc}.

  12. Howard Medford says:

    I say shut her down. Then maybe they can understand what Is needed to right this ship.

    • lone says:

      No this is not the solution. This will cause homeless, soup lines, and near or, as a matter of a great depression.

  13. joe says:

    “Shut it down”; this little ” the sky is falling” trick by the libs has occurred approximately 11 times previously without a glitch to the average normal American. As far as “nuttin honey” goes, I’m sorry you’re at poverty level, but I do know one thing is that our poverty level in the US is better off than any other country.

  14. heart land says:

    Umm not sure but I think everything listed is in New York. Might want to look at a globe sometime.

  15. Hal Longue says:

    The ONLY reason Social Security is on shaky grounds now is because of the BILLIONS Congress STOLE from it years ago. They were only supposed to be BORROWING it, but never returned it.

    I say, make congress return that money to uwe seniros BEFORE we allow them to spend more on anything!

  16. nuttin honey says:

    sounds like this guy is rich. all over the globe enjoying “sunset” climbing mountains…etc. so why should i trust him to have my back? i live at poverty level, do you?

    • Gregory Gene says:

      All this talk of shutting down government is like doing a castration when all that is needed is a vasectomy. I agree the fat needs to be trimmed from government but do we need to emasculate the country to achieve that end?

      I fear our Republican party has committed itself to an insane solution to a problem that need not to be eliminated but rather repaired and made better. While I agree that the Affordable Care Act is terribly flawed law and and should be changed to make it workable I totally disagree with the method the Republican leadership has chosen to achieve the party goal.The method is tantamount to shooting yourself in the head to get your way.

      I had hoped the AMAC had sense enough not to condone the damage to our fragile economy this action would cause.

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