Friday, January 18, 2019

Day Whatever Of The "Who Cares?" Shutdown

President Trump is a few days away from being able to lay off hundreds of thousands of "non-essential" government workers permanently, at a penstroke.

Which is a fine start.

And at that point, there's no longer any shutdown. Just the Trump administration saving millions of tax dollars daily, going forward.

If the Dems cave, Trump wins. If they don't cave, Trump wins.

The Dumbocrats have slugged this tar baby with both fists and both feet, and now they don't know what to do. And even their own side knows they're idiots.

Stock up on popcorn and refreshments.

The day Trump tells 800,000 "non-essential" government workers "You're fired!", he cements the 2020 GOP nomination. {Google: Reagan/PATCO if you're unclear on this.}
No Republican president back to Coolidge ever dared do as much.
The day the Dems cave and give him any funding for a wall, he locks up the 2020 general election.

Dear Queen Alzheimer's: Don't like more President Trump? This shutdown is how you get more President Trump.

Looks like your boondoggle trip isn't the only thing shot down and grounded by the President. This is what happens when the Speaker of the House tries to play high-stakes poker with a deuce-level mind against the King of Diamonds.

And as this drags on, he's as likely to say "No, sorry, $5B was the offer last month. But with layoffs, I've freed up tons of government money going forward. Now the offer is $10B for the Wall, or nothing. Next month, it's $20B. Your move. -click-"

I haven't seen anyone do anything as gloriously stupid as this shutdown standoff since 30M illegals decided to show us "A Day Without A Mexican", and the freeway traffic was the lightest it's been here in 20 years.


Anonymous said...

Man I loved that day without mexicans. My 45 minute commute turned into 15 minutes. I got to work and didn't know what to do with myself. So I slept in the parking lot for half hour. SWEET SWEET extra sleep.


Lee Van Queef II said...

Given the hive of villainy that is the Swamp, a back-handed pimp slap upside Piglosi & Co.'s ego is like a cool breeze on a hot day.

Skin them all and blot out the Sun with their stitched together hides would be the actual level we eagerly anticipate.

Bear Claw Chris Lapp said...

Was at the computer when the news broke, hilarity at its finest. Turned on CNN just to see heads exploding (only reason I would watch that channel). Glorious. Sarah Huckaby Sanders to the WH press, glorious. Meme's, glorious. When RIF I will not ever enjoy the glorious winning so much ever in my life. If I could ever be anybody else in this world anytime it would be the Airforce bus driver making the wheels on the bus go round and round

Anonymous said...

These Dimbocrats just haven't a clue who they're f**king with. Trump landed a haymaker right on the point of Piglosi's chin yesterday with the letter denying use of military planes for her trip, then kicked her right in face, when she was down, by telling her to use commercial airlines if she felt that her trip was really necessary. MAGA!!!

I like your plan about the wall funding escalation with each refusal to act by by CONgress. That'd really make heads explode.


kurt9 said...

I read this and am laughing out loud! This is 100% spot-on, and hilarious as well!

John Wilder said...

I listen to NPR on the way to and from work. The horror stories about government workers who have missed ONE PAYCHECK are back to back. If they think that this will sway one Trump vote to the Democrat side, they fundamentally misunderstood any lessons from the last election.

He also needs to add a "feature of the week" - barbed wire this week. Next week? Landmines? Infrared lasers? Pepper drones? Disco music? Dinner with Al Gore?

Anonymous said...

Does his signing the back pay bill negate being able to layoff?

Anonymous said...

The important thing to remember is that the President is only as strong as the political support that he has left in the Senate. As soon as it is inopportune for those, they will fall away like umbilicals on a Saturn 5 at lift-off.

It still remains to be seen whether he will survive the sedition and coup that is still in play. The elements that the left has in its favor is that, unlike the GOP, they are loyal to their tribe, and they have no principles to betray.

JT said...

In my day job as an "essential" government employee I was telling this to a Trump hating cat lady who is also "essential". After she stopped hyperventilating, she realized that not only was this a brilliant move, it actually convinced her that those 800,000 or close enough, actually WERE non-essential and we could be saving a shit-ton of money. I didn't even have the heart to tell her what a shot in the arm it would be to the economy when those 800,000 actually find productive work to do.

Anonymous said...

But ... but ... if the Government shut down continues "indefinitely" as threatened by the Democrats, then all those poor refugees - err I mean all those ILLEGAL INVADERS will not be able to claim social security payments, EBT cards, section 8 housing vouchers, register for voting, driving licenses etc. and so forth so they won't be tempted to come.

Or the the Democrats cave in and allow the funding then the wall will continue to be built.

That, plus the potential layoffs makes it a win win for Trump. What part of WINNING are the democrats failing to understand?

Phil B

Stealth Spaniel said...

Thank you, Aesop! This made my day! Imagine.........all of those non-essential workers gone-permanently!! THIS is the Twilight Zone that I prayed for!

Anonymous said...

The Trumpmeister should eliminate the departments of Energy and Edumacation like Reagan promised in 1980 but never did. Instead Reagan stuffed both departments with Republican hacks and increased their budgets continuously. Under Pres. Reagan the U.S. Government increased in size by about %30 contrary to his promises.

This would be a way of eliminating bureaucratic enemies that hobble the economy in the Energy Department by pushing the global warming fraud and subsidizing boondoggles like Elon Musk's projects. The Education Department has been busy since 1978 acting as the Federal agent for the teacher's union and promoting Cultural Marxism. Both places are stuffed with Trump haters and need to be closed. How did we survive for more than 200 years without departments of Energy and Education?

NE Heretic

Tal Hartsfeld said...

I, too, don't like the idea of non-citizens freely entering into another country improperly.
To me it's more about the protocols of national sovereignty than anything, the question of "Are we a nation in out own right or not?"

beau said...

fire them all. build the wall. terminate immigration for the foreseeable future.

Anonymous said...

Playing those Dems like the cheap fiddles they are!!


Tannhauser said...

Hey Dems..."Now you're messin' with a ...Son of a Bitch! Now you're messin' with a Son of a Bitch! " Kudos to Nazareth.

Dan said...

It will only be a genius move if Trump actually takes advantage of the ability to trim a buttload of dead weight from the bureaucracy. If he doesn't then he will HAVE to win on the wall issue or lose some serious credibility.

Anonymous said...

While I'm all for trimming the dead weight of useless (worthless?) workers, but it seems to me that action would get tied up in court for a while, not to mention subjecting Trump to a lot of libtards claiming he's unfit for the job and out of control..the usual foaming at the mouth they're so good at.

Retired cop said...

So, it's been 30 days of government shutdown. How does this magic government termination of employment work? Does the President declare certain positions non essential and eliminate the position as an economy move? Is that written into Federal law somewhere? Does that include union employees? I haven't heard any mention of this on any of the media.
If he does have that power, he is setting up the Dems beautifully, one more compromise rejected out of hand and most Americans will support him cutting government.
Someone, please enlighten me.

dmv gringo said...

Good on Ya'!
Laughing until my head explodes (hopefully).

Tucanae Services said...

Anonymous, the fact that Meuller stepped in and killed the 'Cohen lied to Congress' shows just how weak the Dims hand really is. That whole meme should have been a cool breeze for the SC but they had to fold it up. It would have heighten the nothingburger scale of when they release the final report.

Anonymous said...

Total 2019 "Appropriation" is $4.407 Trillion.
Cost/s to construct “HIS” wall (note the oft deployed singular implication) including electronic sensing technology both sub-T and surface which ANY fed contractor/s would gladly give away with it to win the contract/s. Those here familiar with the federal bid “process” rfi/rfq/rfp know this. The numbers:
at 5 billion: 0.11345586566826% of total appropriation
at 10 billion: 0.22691173133651% of total appropriation
at 15 billion: 0.34036759700477% of total appropriation
at 20 billion: 0.45382346267302% of total appropriation
at 25 billion: 0.56727932834128% of total appropriation

Anonymous said...

Essential function of the dept of education: letter to all districts receiving funding or direction stating that all further inquiry should be directed to the county supervisors.
Dept of energy should be subject to a "working group" to immediately reduce staff (cost not bodies) by 20% with essential functions identified for preservation during RIF processes.
Physical processes run by Doe involving long-term care of national atomic energy or weapon assets should be budgeted a decade in advance and funded in gold to minimize the existential threat burning radioactive material9 is and will be during a currency/credit crisis like SovUnion experienced in 1990's.