posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 02:04 PM
reply to post by beezzer
one can only hope ... for the youngins on the board, perhaps now is good time for this reminder.
Carter succeeded in government shutdown, 6 times.
Reagan accounts for 8,
and Clinton succeeded twice.
since 1977, it has happened 17 times ... this is just practice
kinda like learning to cast a net
Since 1977, the government has shut down on seventeen occasions. There were six shutdowns during the Carter Administration, all of them lasting for
more than a week and one for seventeen days. There were eight shutdowns during the Reagan Administration, none longer than three days, and one
three-day shutdown during the first Bush Administration. The two most recent government shutdowns occurred when President Bill Clinton and
Congressional Republicans were unable to complete the appropriations process and come to agreement on a balanced budget plan in 1995 and 1996. The
first lasted for five days in November, and the second for twenty-one days in December and January.
and, i would go so far as to suggest that one reason Obama made such a declaration is in preparation for us peeps to accept his over-riding the OPM
(at least that is what the rhetoric is proclaiming)
same source as above
What Activities Are Considered Directly Related to Protecting Life and Property?
An OPM memorandum from 1981, which remained in effect during the last government shutdown in 1996, provided the following determination of exempt
activities: Primary examples of activities agencies may continue are those which may be found under applicable statutes to:
1. Provide for the national security, including the conduct of foreign relations essential to the national security or the safety of life and
2. Provide for benefit payments and the performance of contract obligations under no year or multi-year or other funds remaining available for those
3. Conduct essential activities to the extent that they protect life and property, including:
a. Medical care of inpatients and emergency outpatient care;
b. Activities essential to ensure continued public health and safety, including safe use of food and drugs and safe use of hazardous materials;
c. The continuance of air traffic control and other transportation safety functions and the protection of transport property;
d. Border and coastal protection and surveillance;
e. Protection of Federal lands, buildings, waterways, equipment and other property owned by the United States;
f. Care of prisoners and other persons in the custody of the United States;
g. Law enforcement and criminal investigations;
h. Emergency and disaster assistance;
i. Activities essential to the preservation of the essential elements of the money and banking system of the United States, including borrowing and
tax collection activities of the Treasury;
j. Activities that ensure production of power and maintenance of the power distribution system; and
k. Activities necessary to maintain protection of research property.
now, given the above, Obama is either ... the biggest blowhard ever and completely full of bull OR he is planning on not adhering to the above, hence,
rendering him a dictator in action
based on his performance to date, dictator fits best.
from the Beer Summit forward.