Not that many people noticed but last week defense department civilian employees began their furlough journey. They will be forced to take to take two days of unpaid time off per pay period for a total of 11 days. This equates to a 20 percent pay cut for three months This is a colossal scam that is designed to inflict financial pain so civilian DoD employees will be prompted to write their representatives and voice their outrage in hopes there will be some sort of backlash against the Republicans. It’s behavior manipulation 101; exerting negative stimuli in order to elicit some type of desired response. Just look how minimal these cuts in spending “increases” in a 10 year period really are in the chart below. It’s nothing but a ruse!
Unfortunately these employees who are critical in the defense of America have become the latest political pawns in Washington’s sequester game of chess. And it sucks. I know many of these employees and I will tell you they love this country and their commitment to it is unwavering. It’s a very sad thing to see and sadder yet is that no one cares because national defense does not have an immediate impact on people like say air traffic controllers and delayed flights. In fact the only local news on the furlough came in the form of the base commissary shutting down for an additional day out of the week because of furloughs. It has an immediate impact on people. God forbid we can’t go grocery shopping when we want to.
This could have easily been avoided if congress and the President would have fulfilled their constitutional duties and passed a budget. Instead they have chosen to ignore their duties and debate and pass bills they have absolutely no constitutional authority to do. It’s been four years since this nation has operated under a budget. Four years! Why are we talking about immigration reform? How can we implement Obamacare without a budget? The constitution says we can’t. But when you don’t hold people accountable come election time for not following the constitution this is the government we deserve. One that is dysfunctional and cares nothing for America or its people. They care more about the impact it will have on their election chances than doing what’s not only right for America but what they’re constitutionally mandated to do.
This is how we end up at a place where IRS employees are given bonuses for doing their job “so well” and why DoD employees are being furloughed. The same place where departmental heads can plead the fifth and not be held accountable for their actions. This is why we have a government that believes its perfectly ok to spy on everyone, detain U.S. citizens indefinitely, and unconstitutionally search you at an airport under the guise of protecting us from terrorists. People wake up! Vote these bums out and demand term limits. Think about this. The one thing people should know is that Russia and China are modernizing their military and practicing joint operations together. I wonder who their mock opponent is? Now on to the links.
Below are links to outstanding conservative/libertarian articles. Please take some time today to hit them and when you are there hit their tip jars if they have them. These excellent people work hard each day to expose the lies and shine the light of truth on the issues. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs.
Ace of Spades: Stay Classy, Leftist Protesters
Adrienne’s Corner: Wild Bill: One Little Dog…(video)
American Glob: Want To Know What Hell Looks Like?
American Perspective: Polish Defense League Epic Rant Against Islamization (video)
America’s Watchtower: Barack Obama secretly convenes the Ministry of Propaganda to spin…
ARRA News Service: From Communist to Conservative
Asylum Watch: 14+ Years of Marxist Style Socialism and Things Keep Getting Worse
Atlas Shrugs: Egyptian child describes torture by Muslim Brotherhood supporters
Breitbart: Report: Israeli Sub Knocked out Russian Missiles in Syria
blogsense-by-barb: Panthers: “This Time We’re Going Out To Whitey’s Suburbs and Burning Down…
BUNKERVILLE: Egypt kicks out Al-Jazeera, U.S. embraces news source
Catholibertarian: Human Life: Controversial?
Capitol Commentary: D.C. City Council Passes “Living Wage” Law, Targeting Walmart… Unions Exempt,
Conservative Hideout 2.0: People Fleeing California Due to Taxes
COMMON CENTS: Unmanned Drone X-47B Completes First Carrier-based Arrested Landing
Doug Ross@Journal: Ted Cruz Introduces a 2-Page Bill to Completely Obliterate the Obamacare Train Wreck
Freedom Is Just Another Word…: Higher Education
Fuzzy Logic: Fuzzy Rant: GOP Traitors, Snowden, AGW Hoax
Hot Air: Life Under Obamacare
I’m a Man | I’m 41: Are Pro-Abortion Folks Completely Insane?
iOwnTheWorld: “Under my plan— electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket”
J O S H U A P U N D I T: U.S. Ambassador threatens Egypt’s New Government,Shills For Muslim Brotherhood
Laughing Conservative: Socialist medicine at work
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: More on the latest Syrian “Who bombed it?” mystery
Libertas and Latte: Off the Net
Libertarian Republican: RNC: Filner just the latest example of Democrats war on women
Liberty at Stake: Holy Sphinx, Batman!
Maggie’s Notebook: Iowa: Rand Paul Polls No. 1, Rubio Drops From 1st to 5th – Patriot Payback…
Manhattan Infidel: Europeans Outraged That Nobel Peace Prize Winner Spies on Them
Moonbattery: Racism Explained
Motorcitytimes: Global warming is so 2008; the latest panic is food shortages
NoOneOfAnyImport: All In All You’re Just A . . .
Pirate’s Cove: NC Kids Don’t Have Clean Breathable Air Or Something
Politics et al: Big Government Implodes »
Political Clown Parade: A Godless Beer
Political Realities: Jail for Calling Homosexuality A Sin
Proof Positive: The Face of Egyptian Protest
Randy’s Roundtable: Recovery Summer Number five
Restoring Liberty: IRS Intentionally Paying Billions to Illegal Aliens, Won’t Turn Over Info…
Right Truth: How to Bake an Amnesty Cake
Say Anything Blog: Cost Of Obamacare Reaches $2.6 Trillion, Democrats Originally Claimed $940 Million…
Spellchek: Once in a lifetime auction
teresamerica: John Stossel: drug myths debunked?
Texas Conservative News: Cornyn Challenger, Dwayne Stovall on the Roll of US Senator…
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: Yet another Example of how “the Law” has been Turned on its Head
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: WHAT IF ISRAEL DID THESE THINGS TO MUSLIMS?
The BLAZE: GOP Rep. Intends to ‘Investigate, Identify and Prosecute People Within the Administration…
The Camp Of The Saints: Adventures! In! Spamland!
The Classic Liberal: theCL Report: Nothing New Under the Sun
The Daley Gator:Gre en Energy Companies In D.C. And Maryland Accused Of Ripping Off Poor,…
The Foundry: Rapper Pitbull Speaks in Favor of Charter Schools
The Lonely Conservative: The ‘Hillary Principle’ Is The New Way For Democrats
THE OTHER McCAIN: Maniac Rights? ‘Democracy Now’ Whitewashes Barrett Brown’s Crimes
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s SUNDAY FUNNIES
THE rightscoop: Al Sharpton: We’ll call on the DOJ to investigate Zimmerman case
The TexasFred Blog: I Have a Dream – No, not THAT Dream…
Theo Spark: Are Americans Living in a Police State?
TOTUS: Ultimate Car-Jacking tale
U.S. Constitutional Free Press: Zimmerman Verdict Reached: NOT GUILTY
Virgina Right: Where’s all the Patriotic Churches and Patriotic Clergy?
Wake Up America: Dangerous New Android App Exposes Addresses Of Gun Owners
WARDS WORLD: Al Jazeera staff resign after ‘biased coverage’
What Would The Founders Think: Proving a Negative
WESTERN HERO: Concealed Carry
WyBlog: Stagflation II, Bernanke Boogaloo!
Zilla of the Resistance: Under the Fedora: Zimmerman, Egypt & More
Thanks for all the great articles. As always you guys are the heat. Have a great week.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!