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October 17, 2013 - 6:47 am

So, the past three weeks changed, basically, nothing.

The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on US obligations.

Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed the measure, which the House and Senate passed late Wednesday, ending a brawl with Republicans who tried to use the must-pass legislation to mount a last-ditch effort to derail the president’s landmark health care law and demand concessions on the budget.

The White House directed all agencies to reopen promptly and in an orderly fashion. Furloughed federal employees across the country are expected to return to work Thursday.

Yadda yadda yadda. His Majesty Barack I has lifted the siege at the Lincoln Memorial! Privately managed parks can re-open and start paying into the Treasury again! The National Park Service can stop chasing veterans and resume chasing squirrels!

Meanwhile, we have a gigantic government that will only get bigger, and we will be back to haggling over spending in a few weeks because Obama and the Democrats refuse to live under an actual budget. They believe the law and math itself do not apply to them.

There do remain a couple of outstanding issues. We’re still on track to spend enough to land us in bankruptcy. The National Park Service unmasked itself as a brownshirted outfit that was a little too happy to lock old people in hotels and barrycade parking spots on the GW Parkway at their liege’s whim. Who knew that under those stiff-brimmed hats lurked the snarling face of raw statism? Like the IRS, the NPS needs to be cleaned out.

And Obamacare is a horrendous mess. It’s actually in full-blown crisis, though much of its crisis is a product of design. Sebelius needs to be fired, but that was true for her lawbreaking and for the abortifacient mandate. Now it’s just more true, because she’s a hacktastic flop who is such a failure that she can’t even properly manage failure.

Obamacare still delenda est.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
Presto, shazam. The crisis has been averted and now the non essential "workers" are suddenly essential again. I don't know how much longer I could have functioned if this catastrophe hadn't ended.
Man can live quite a while without food, a couple days without water, but our very existence is called into question without the proper quota of affirmative action hires, fat bureaucrats watching porn on government computers and various incompetent boobs peeing in everybody's cheerios.
43 weeks ago
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Except for the NPS denying US citizens their right to visit US parks, I saw no degradation in the services provided during the government shutdown. The right thing to do would have been to systematically. over time, allow certain well chosen departments to come back to work. Then, noting the efficiency of the government to go up or down and firing or keeping employment of that department's employees based on the efficiency change. An incredible opportunity to improve government efficiency was lost here!! If 800,000 government employees were furloughed with $200,000 salaries, that amounts to 160 billion per year that can be saved. Wake up Americans!!
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
The LSM was stating last night that the shutdown cost the Government $542 mil. I had to turn the TV off quick before I put my fist through it, so I don't know what news show that was, but one of the major networks I believe.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
Their time off should be deducted from any vacation time they have accumulated. They essentially get a paid vacation.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
"Like the IRS, the NPS needs to be cleaned out."

Here, let me fix that for you:


"Like the rest of the federal bureaucracy, the NPS needs to be cleaned out."


That's a problem of long standing. GW Bush didn't clean out the old Clintonistas, and they are now firmly entrenched, and have now been reinforced by 2 Barryterms.

Cleaning up that mess will take a long, long time, and would you want the job? Where are you going to find enough competent & honest replacements?
44 weeks ago
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One thing I want to see the House Republicans do is fire all those non-essential federal employees. It is my estimate from working with and for the government for the last 30 years that you could go into any agency in the federal government and fire every 3rd person and remove 2 levels of management without substantially affecting performance.
44 weeks ago
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The big secret is, most of us never left.
44 weeks ago
44 weeks ago Link To Comment
His Majesty illustrated the Limbaugh Theorem in his statement last night. The man creates one crisis after another in order to create chaos and division, just like this last CR/Debt Ceiling debacle, and then takes no ownership of the mess he has made.

Obama actually said, "We've got to get out of the habit of governing by crisis." in his statement last night, so he had no responsibility for the turmoil he created in order to force his will on the Nation.

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/16/20996243-obama-applauds-budget-vote-but-says-a-lot-of-work-ahead-of-us
44 weeks ago
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