iCaucus was provided with a message from a large business owner who we have agreed to keep confidential due to the potential for reprisal from a Government out of control. This owner agreed to allow this to be published and also sent to our endorsed Congressmen and Senators in an attempt to ensure the message of the companies driving our economy is heard by those in power.
As defined by dictionary.com; Terrorism (noun), [ter-ror-ism]
- The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
- The state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
- A terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
First, this country is in day 8 of this suppositive "Government Shut Down". Prior to the "Shut Down" the American people, as well as members of the global communities, were advised that the government would have to shut down due to the specific lack of funding. The method of presentation was fabricated as it clearly mislead the listening audience leaving the impression that the "entire" government itself will be shut down and that such would cause mass amounts of divestation both domestically as well as globally. The fact is, first by the ruling of our Constitution, the entire government cannot shut down for any reason. Secondly, eight (8) days into this fabricated "government shut down" eighty-five (85%) percent of the government has never shut down. The fifteen (15%) percent portion that has been shut down are considered to non-essential positions (an estimated 800,000 persons on furlough). Non-essential positions can and should be cut from the federal government and placed in the private sector. Cutting eight hundred thousand (800,000) non-essential positions would trim a great deal of the debt and would be a good place to commence getting the debt moving in the right direction in addition to our needless spending activities. However, instead of negotiating a workable and realistic solution, it was decided and voted upon to maintain a pay schedule in the form of a "backpay" system. Which means in laymen terminology, those 800,000 people, instead of working in the private sector, are basically on a paid vacation, while the average American is enduring the inconvenience of this fabricated shut down.
Today, the national debt is at 16,749,243,968,209.89 (source: www.brilling.com/debit_clock/)that adds up to approximately $1.83 Billion per da since September 30, 2012. With an estimated population of the United States of approximately 316,806,363 that averages out to approximately $52,869.03 for every man, woman, and child American citizen. When President Barrak Obama took office on January 20, 2009 the national debt was at $10.626 Trillion Dollars. Today, 4 1/2 years in the office of President of the United States, President Obama has increased our debt obligations over $6.124 Trillion Dollars over where it was when he first took office. In 2011, the American people were faced with exactly the same situation and told, exactly the same thing, if we don't raise the debt limit we will be in default and will not be able to pay our obligation". Congress agreed to increase the debt ceiling with the understanding that specific cut-backs had to take place. Two (2) years after the last debt increase, nothing has been accomplished with all the demanded spending cuts and yet, the President received his debt ceiling increase. Again, two (2) years later, the American people are being told the exact same words as we did in 2011, which is "if we don't raise the debt limit we will be in default and will not be able to pay our obligation". This Administration doesn't have a debt problem, it has a spending problem. From January 20, 2009 through November 5,2012 this country ran without a budget, nor even a proposed budget. It worked on an "open checkbook" policy. Rules and guidelines were not put in place to govern the spending activities.
On Febraury 27, 2013, America was officially in a government sequester. The American people were asked to cut back on their spending habits which the American people stood up and accepted this issue to help put America back on its financial track. While the American people did without, cut back their spending, and readjusted their way of life, the President and his family have enjoyed over 15 extravagant vacations with the most expensive vacation in American history spending in excess of over One Hundred Million Dollars ($100,000,000), paid for by the very people who are doing without, the American taxpayer.
The President today announced that he would consider negotiations only if, Congress approves an extention of the debt ceiling and free up the shut down, otherwise there will be no negotiations. According to the recent polls showing today, if a vote were to be taken by the American people, would they vote to increase the debt ceiling. Fifty-eight percent (58%) og the people polled said they are against an increase in the debt ceiling. October 17, 2013 is the deadline defined by this Administration as the United States will be out of funds, will not be able to meet our obligations and be in default of our debt. This Administration is operating well over our means. The debt has to be addressed and solutions in spending cuts have to be applied.
I am not even going to go into the issue of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare. The very program Senator Harry Reid stated was a "Train-Wreck" and now fully supports. American and our Representatives need to stand firm and not give in to this fabrication and "hostage" situation.
Today, all the Veterans Memorials are locked down and access denied. However, also today in Washington DC there was a protest with, and I stress, "illegal immigrants" which was approved and...are you sitting down? For the reason, in support of their First Amendment Right. Yes, I did say "illegal immigrants" and yet our true American heroes can't visit the Memorial of their choice and what they fought for. Please show me in the Constitution, Bill of Rights, or any immigration amendment where it clearly states illegal immigrants have any rights, rightfully earned and freely given to the "legal" American citizens.
National Parks being closed or more appropriately, the private concessions on those now Federal lands are being closed. Selectively however if you read reports. Pizgah Inn in North Carolina (a "red state") being closed, Park Rangers telling people they can't patronize it, yet Timberline Lodge in Oregon (a "blue state") allowed to remain open. Arizona businesses raised over Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000), Cash Donations, their hard earned money and the State has agreed to match the donations to open up the Grand Canyon and yet, this Administration denied this action. No government funding was required, as the people and business owners of Arizona were willing to fund the expenses and the government denied this action. More picking of winners and losers? Better yet, more cases of targeting maybe?