Over the past few days, I’ve explained that fiscal conservatives and libertarians had little choice but to use the “continuing resolution” as a vehicle to go after Obamacare.
I also pointed out that the shutdown fight in the mid-1990s resulted in a very important victory for advocates of smaller government.
And I wrote that it would have been better if the shutdown started even earlier to stop bureaucrats from their usual end-of-fiscal-year spending orgy.
So what should I write about today, as we enter another day of unplanned vacation for nonessential bureaucrats? Well, I heard President Obama warn yesterday that we need to take steps to protect the economy. Did this mean he was finally being reasonable and that he would agree to curtail the job-killing fiscal boondoggle otherwise known as Obamacare?
Don’t be silly.
Instead, he wants us to believe that a partial government shutdown somehow is bad for the economy. Just as he tried to convince us that themodest spending restraint of sequestrationsomehow was going to cripple the federal government (I wish!).
Obama’s over-the-top rhetoric is so laughable that the only appropriate response is mockery. So let’s enjoy some jokes and other humor about the government shutdown.
We’ll start with a very funny bit of satire about civilization collapsing without an omnipresent federal government. Here’s a teaser, but you should read the entire article.