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The Government Shutdown Myth and the Factual Data

Posted: August 9, 2013 at 11:15 am   /   by

The federal government of the United States put non-essential government workers on furlough and suspended non-essential services from November 14 through November 19, 1995 and from December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996, for a total of 28 days. The major players were President Bill Clinton and Speaker of the House  Newt Gingrich.

The 104th Congress (1995 – 1997) consisted of 100 Senators (48D + 52R) and 435 Representatives (204D + 230R + 1I ).

The 1996 Midterm election results after the imaginary “end of the world” as portrayed by the left wing media for the Gingrich “Government Shutdown” resulted in the addition of 3 R Senators and the loss of 4 House seats in the very next Congress.

The 105th Congress (1997 – 1999) consisted of 100 Senators (45D + 55R) and 435 Representatives (207D + 226R + 2 I ).

see for yourself  >

The very next time you hear Mitch McConnell, John Boehner or Karl Rove say “it will be terrible if we get blamed for the Government Shutdown” please remember the facts regarding the “government shutdown of 1995” and then remember that conservative TEA party folks sent 64 new Republicans to Congress in 2010 with specific instructions to Stop the Spending and Kill Obamacare.

You were NOT sent there to vote for continuing resolutions that continue to produce deficits in excess of $1 TRILLION per year and to conduct political theater votes to “repeal Obamacare” 41 times – why do you think 8 of you got sent home in 2012 ?

You will also hear McConnell, Boehner, Rove, McCain, Graham et al declare that it is impossible to stop Obamacare because it is classified as an “entitlement” and is therefore “mandatory spending” !  – this statement is factually incorrect and is the big government Republican (RINO) way of surrendering to the progressive cause.

Under our Constitution, ONLY the House of Representatives can initiate spending and revenue legislation and they can simply separate Obamacare from all other federal budget items and then approve all items EXCEPT Obamacare for FY2014 – Let Tammy Faye Boehner know that you know what he is up to with the ongoing continuing resolutions which include Obamacare and TRILLION dollar deficits.

Join with Mike Lee and Ted Cruz today in putting an end to Obamacare before it really does become “mandatory spending” for a forever “entitlement.”

Call, fax, tweet, facebook or email your Senators and Representative TODAY and let them know that you will personally remind their next primary or general election opponent that they voted ceremoniously 41 times to repeal Obamacare for show, but continued to fund Obamacare with every continuing resolution from 2010 through 2014.

That, my fellow conservatives, is what we call Obamacide and you can see more here >

Listen to Ted Cruz explain it to key House members (which does not include Boehner or his goons) then go to and become part of the solution instead of being part of the problem.


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The Government Shutdown Myth and the Factual Data