Koch brother's employee Jim DeMint ... ah ... has been plotting to sabatoge the US Economy since January 20, 2009 along with House GOP Leaders: Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy.
That's right, on January 20, 2009 Republican Leaders in Congress literally plotted to sabotage and undermine U.S. Economy during President Obama's Inauguration. At that time, Koch brother's employee, Jim DeMint, was a US Senator from South Carolina.
Let's get something straight from the giddy-up, a Continuing Resolution (CR) legally relates only to Discretionary spending, just government agency budgets and nothing else. CR's do not affect non-descretionary spending. The Affordable Care Act is mandatory spending so anyone with even half a brain would know that the GOP threat to shut down government or delay, defund, rip-up or rip-out the ACA by way of the Continuing Resolution is legally, the wrong place to have that type of legislation.
Therefore, since delaying, defunding, or ripping up the ACA Law is prohibited language in a Continuing Resolution, this GOP led Shutdown Government Plan clearly is not really about Obamacare -- because Obamacare will be law regardless.
Rather, the GOP led Government Shutdown Plan is really about the GOP's desire to continue with their plot to sabotage the US Economy.
In Robert Draper's book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives" Draper wrote that during a four hour, "invitation only" meeting with GOP Hate-Propaganda Minister, Frank Luntz, the below listed Senior GOP Law Writers literally plotted to sabotage, undermine and destroy America's Economy.
The Guest List:During the four hour meeting:
Frank Luntz - GOP Minister of Propaganda
Rep. Paul Ryan(R-WI)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).
Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich
The senior GOP members plotted to bring Congress to a standstill regardless how much it would hurt the American Economy by pledging to obstruct and block President Obama on all legislation.
These Republican members of Congress were not simply airing their complaints regarding the other party's political platform for four long hours. No, these Republican Congressional Policymakers, who were elected to do 'the People's work' were literally plotting to sabotage, undermine and destroy the U.S. Economy.
Fast forward to July 2013,
Koch brothers paid Jim DeMint to cook up an elaborate "Defund" Fundraising Gimmick with lemmings: Mike Lee and Ted Cruz where they plotted to shut down the government unless President Obama turned white ... err ... no, that's not right, they plotted to shut down the US Government unless President Obama defunded and got rid of the Affordable Care Act.
Part of DeMint, Cruz, Lee Fundraising Gimmick involved asking their Tea Party brethren to go to Koch brother's "DontfundObamacare" website and donate money to Koch brother's founded: Senate Conservative Fund (which is a non-profit fundraising organization the Koch brothers paid Jim DeMint to set up.)
Naturally, Kevin McCarthy and Eric Cantor were excited to go along with Koch brother's scheme to shut down the US Government unless President Obama agreed to deny the People with pre-existing conditions health insurance -- after all -- they know shutting down the US Government is, in and of itself, a means to sabotage the US Economy.
US Economic damage caused by GOP led Government Shutdown:
The 1995 GOP led Government shutdown cost local businesses $14 million per day. The Congressional Research Services calculated the 1995 GOP led Government shutdown as costing $1.4 Billion.
“According to the Department of the Interior, the last government shutdown in 1995-1996 cost local businesses $14 million per day. Our analysis indicates the actual impact on businesses now could be closer to $30 million per day,” the National Parks Conservation Association said.Economists say a GOP led Government shutdown will mean 800,000 federal workers will be furloughed and will hurt the already fragile US Economy.
So, did Kevin McCarthy and Eric Cantor get a major TeaParty "here's our chance to really sabotage the US Economy" hard-on when they realized a 2013 GOP-led Government Shutdown would cost $30 Million per day?
It appears as though Kevin McCarthy is totally drooling at the prospect of sabotaging the US Economy with threats of government shutdown as he told Chris Wallace of Fox News that the House will never, ever send a clean CR to the Senate.
WALLACE: Assuming that the senators do what they say they're going to do and they reject this issue, will you have a clean C.R. with Democratic votes and send it back to the Senate to avoid a shutdown?What the f'ck?!?
MCCARTHY: This is not a place to negotiate, but I promise you this -- we will pass the bill if the Senate does what you think they will do, that will keep the government open, that will reflect the House that I believe the Senate can accept, that will have fundamental changes in ObamaCare that can protect the economy for America.
House GOP Whip, Kevin McCarthy said that the GOP will include "fundamental changes in ObamaCare" ... I ask, the feeble Kevin McCarthy, what part of CR's are for discretionary funding only does he, McCarthy, not understand in his Tea Party brain?
Oh, then I remember, the GOP led government shutdown is not about "Obamacare" it is all about the GOP plot to sabotage the US Economy that was conceived in the secret meeting held back in January 2009.
And that fact, explains why the GOP House also included a "Conscience Clause" provision that also has nothing at all to do with discretionary spending. Typically, the Conscience Clause is written to allow employers to deny women and men contraceptive coverage, including, but not limited to denying men and women the right to sterilization such as: No vasectomy coverage, no hysterectomy coverage.
Rightwinged Zealot Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) said:
Also, I am excited that conscience protections have been added to the CR. This provision is a victory for our religious liberty as guaranteed by the First Amendment.Yeah, that's nice, ole Tim Huelskamp is excited to add a Conscience Clause to a CR which legally is only supposed to include discretionary funding ... but wtf ... the CR is not legally supposed to have any legislation regarding Obamacare so naturally Speaker Boehner, Kevin McCarthy and Eric Cantor let Huelskamp put his BS language in the CR.
Back to the 2009 GOP Secret Meeting to Sabotage US Economy:
Remember, for months prior to January 20, 2009, America had been losing over 750,000 jobs per month because of policies these same elected Republican lawmakers had enacted and their goal, their goal that night, was to plot ways to sabotage and undermine any and all legislation that would pull American families up and out of the economic calamity they [lawmakers] had helped create.
Two months after their covert meeting where Kevin McCarthy, Eric Cantor, Jim DeMint and other Republican lawmakers -- lawmakers -- plotted to sabotage the US Economy, Rep. Pete Sessions said Republicans should follow the model of the Taliban in its battles against President Obama.
In the March 2009 interview with National Journal Rep Sessions said:
"Taliban Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban. Insurgency is the way they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- is an example of how you go about to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that Insurgency may be required when [dealing with] the other side"Yes, I see ... just like trying to include defunding, delaying, ripping-out the ACA Law is not discretionary funding so ... the GOP-Taliban are disrupting the entire government workforce and entire US economy by shutting down the US Government unless they can include mandatory spending legislation in the discretionary spending CR.
~Rep Pete Sessions, March 2009 to National Journal
In that March 2009 interview, Rep Pete Sessions went on to say:
"If they [democrats] do not give us those options or opportunities then we will then become Insurgency ... I think Insurgency is a mindset and an attitude that we're going to have to search for and find ways to get our message out and to be prepared to see things for what they are, rather than trying to do something about them"Yes, the GOP-Taliban have, indeed, adopted the Taliban Insurgency mind-set which is a mind-set geared to destroy a country and what better way to destroy a country than through its economy.
Currently, Pete Sessions supports shutting down the government unless President Obama gets rid of the ACA Law. Over the weekend, Pete Sessions said this on the House floor:
The law is an "attack and an assault on the free enterprise and the free economy," said Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas.Yeah, um - ok, so what does that have to do with passing the discretionary funding CR bill?
Kevin McCarthy's active role in sabotaging the US economy:
At their secret meeting they plotted to suddenly stop supporting any Stimulus Legislation, even though, they all supported Bush/Cheney Stimulus legislation.
At the meeting, Rep Kevin McCarthy said,Like I said, this whole GOP 'defund or shutdown government' bs is a Fundraising Gimmick whereby the Koch Brothers will rake in millions and at the same time will sabotage the US Economy.
"We've gotta challenge them on every single bill."
"Show united and unyielding opposition to the president’s economic policies."
Remember, these same Republican members of Congress supported the very Bush/Cheney policies that caused America to teeter on the brink of the 2nd Great Depression and caused the 2007 US Economic Meltdown.
Here's how they all voted:And these same Republican members of Congress:
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney January 2008 Stimulus
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney bailing out Bear Stern
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney bailing out AIG
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney TARP (sept 2008)
-- "Yes" to Bush/Cheney TARP (oct 2008)
Supported Bush/Cheney keeping cost of two wars out of the Budget.Not only did these Senior members of Congress plot to destroy the American Economy more than it already was destroyed? They actually carried out their mission:
Supported Bush/Cheney spending $4Trillion while giving Top 1% Tax Cuts; ignoring the fact that taxes pay for wars.
Every one of these Senior members of Congress have threatened Government Shutdown over things like:In January 2011, John Boehner was sworn in as Speaker of the House, the House and in 2011, the House GOP threatened to shutdown government roughly every 3 months.
- Funding planned parenthood,
- Raising the Debt Ceiling which, in-and-of-itself, would cause US Economic turmoil.
April 2011: House GOP threaten to shutdown government unless Planned Parenthood is defunded.
July 2011: House GOP threaten to shutdown government and default on US loans.
September 2011: House GOP threaten to shut down government unless we cut spending on things like food-stamps to offset FEMA spending.In 2011, during the Debt Ceiling negotiations, Eric Cantor and Sen. Jon Kyl abruptly walked out of negotiations and refused to renew discussions with Democrats. As a result, America's credit rating was lowered which put a smile on Republican's faces.
As Senator, Jim DeMint along with: Jon Kyl, Tom Coburn, John Ensign, and Bob Corker have:How in the hell could any thinking American be against those Bills? Seriously?!?
- Filibustered more Bills (over 300) than any Congress combined in US History.
- Voted NO on every single piece of Legislation brought to the Floor including:
NO on Al Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment,
NO on Lilly Ledbetter,
NO on Fair Pay Act,
NO on Anti-Outsourcing Bill (2010)
Representatives: Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Pete Sessions, Jeb Hensarling, Pete Hoekstra and Dan Lungren have voted NO on every single piece of Legislation including:
NO on increasing FEMA during natural disasters.
Other Legislation Republicans used to sabotage US Economy
Republicans Used the Transportation Bill to Sabotage the US Economy:
The 2011 Transportation Bill - no funding for transportation projects and 1.9 million construction workers would lose their jobs. Eric Cantor and Republicans in the House are refused to act because Republicans were overjoyed if almost two million Americans were added to the unemployment rolls this summer before the election.
Obama's American Jobs Act - Republicans in Congress refused to negotiate or even discuss passing President Obama's American Jobs Act that independent economists claim would create 1.3 million new jobs. God forbid Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan or Kevin McCarthy support an actual Bill that would put people to work building needed infrastructure and provide funds to pay to rehire hundreds of thousands of teachers, firefighters, police officers and other public service workers that have been laid off in droves by cash-starved states.
President Obama's 2012 Anti-Outsourcing Bill - which is a Bill to discourage the outsourcing of American jobs, which is due to come to the Senate floor around the fourth of July.
In June 2012, The Washington Post reported that Republicans have made it clear that the Federal Reserve would face fierce Republican criticism if it takes further actions to stimulate the economy before the election. The Washington Post wrote that,
Republicans... have expressed deep concern about measures taken by the Fed to support the economy -- and could be doubly upset if new efforts goose the stock market and are perceived to work in favor of President Obama's re-election.Yes, it is true, the House Republican Leaders: Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and Kevin McCarthy met in secret and plotted to sabotage and undermine the US Economy ... I call them Traitors to America.
So, the next time you hear the GOP say "Obama wants to destroy the economy" or "Government Shutdown" ... remember ... as Newt Gingrich said after their four hour dinner on January 20, 2009 "You’ll remember this as the day the seeds of 2012 were sown."
To Translate GINGRICH:My hope is that Americans and all members of Congress are reminded via twitter, facebook and all other forms of media over and over and over:
"You'll remember this day as they day we became Traitors to the United States."
Republican Leaders in Congress who are involved in attempts to shutdown government on Oct 1, 2013, literally plotted to sabotage the US Economy on January 20, 2009 and the current GOP 'defund or shutdown government' bs is a Fundraising Gimmick whereby the Koch Brothers will rake in millions and at the same time will sabotage the US Economy.