Rep. Pete Sessions and TexasFred Visit regarding the Obama Shutdown
OK, I got that phone call I was expecting from my Congressman, Pete Sessions (TX-32). It’s almost like we’re on the same *wavelength*, I was pretty sure I would hear from Pete on Saturday regarding the load of *crap* we have from Obama. I like to think of Pete as a friend and I know that Pete trusts me, we have each other’s personal contact information, email and phone, and I copy Pete to nearly ALL posts made on the blog.
Pete Sessions also knows; I have strong opinions and I am quite vocal when it comes to expressing them. On several occasions Pete has set me *right* on issues that I didn’t fully understand but was upset about, saving ME some serious embarrassment more than once.
As I have told a lot of people that claim to be activists, simply because you have a blog or make posts on Facebook; that doesn’t make you an activist. I don’t just talk a good game, I PLAY a good game. I don’t just sit here and type, posting a few lines of snark and a link in an effort to stir things up, I get seriously involved in politics, local, state and U.S.
I told Pete I was not at all happy about this 407 – 0 vote to pay federal workers that are on furlough. I was polite, because you see, I like Pete, I would never be rude with him, but I let him know that I was indeed as angry as I have been to this point in the Obamacare and shutdown debacle.
I asked him, point blank, “Pete, who in the hell voted for this BS to pay these people for not working?”
Pete explained to me that what we’re seeing now is not political negotiations between the GOP, the Dems and Obama, he said, and I quote, “We are now in the middle of a WAR for the heart and soul of this nation.”
Pete went on to tell me that to PAY these furloughed government employees was a decision that the House GOP had agreed to in order to make one more point in this battle as they have done with several other different votes of late where they voted to fund this or that in the government and had done so in order to not have this shutdown that Barack Obama and Harry Reid have so much wanted.
Remember this one line: Angry Park Ranger admits they were told to “Make Life as Difficult for People as we can”. Obama and the Dems want to HURT us, the American people. That is not the action you would expect from American leaders, that is what you would expect from tyrants and dictators.
If the GOP votes to support paying the furloughed government employees and is doing everything in their power to stop this shutdown, they have done all they can. The GOP can’t give in to everything and retain a shred of credibility, but by the same token, they can’t pull a Harry Reid and say NO to everything either.
I am pretty sure we are going to see a rise in the debt ceiling , and that should stop this shutdown if I am understanding everything correctly, and I readily admit, there is much that I don’t understand, but I got this message loud and clear; if the shutdown continues ALL Federal Law Enforcement will be getting their last check in a couple of weeks.
That means a lot of folks that are in the business of protecting this nation will be sitting home, maybe looking for other jobs, maybe looking to become private contractors with a private enterprise whatever the case may be, but the nation will be in a very dangerous position and unprotected.
U.S. military commissaries will remain closed. That means that active duty and retired military families will be buying their groceries at the same markets that we do. Some may say “well, that’s only fair” but one of the perks of being military is the benefits, like commissary privileges, it helps to make up for the lower pay scale that our troops work under.
I suppose we can take heart in this though; the golf course at Andrews AFB is open for business. We can’t deny the tyrant in the White House his relaxation now can we?
The biggest thing that got MY personal attention was this; after the 1st of November, if this shutdown isn’t resolved and the government isn’t back to operating as normally as it can, Social Security will NOT have the money to pay senior citizens and disabled persons their monthly pension.
Folks, that is an $80 BILLION dollar default. Can you imagine what a Senior Citizens revolt would look like? A lot of the disabled wouldn’t be able to fight but the *Old Farts Brigade* might be a force to be reckoned with.
Something else that was brought up was *what next*, and what direction will Ted Cruz and the TEA Party follow.
I have been told that this question was asked of Cruz, recently, and that Cruz had no answer to that question, no immediate plans past *Defund Obamacare*. It seems that the fight is now in the House of Representatives, at least for the moment, because the Senate is locked down under the thumb of Harry Reid and there is a lot more to this fight than just Obamacare and defunding it.
I asked Rep. Sessions, point blank, is John Boehner going to *cave* and give in to Reid and the Dems, and Sessions told me, just as point blank, “No, John is doing exactly what he needs to be doing right now. There’s a lot of strategy in place right now, John is doing just fine.”
Pete Sessions has never, to the best of MY knowledge, lied to me before and I am going to take him at his word on this information.
I was also told by a highly reliable source, not Pete Sessions, that there was an interview of Harry Reid done Friday or Saturday, and the person doing the interview asked Reid if he had personally tried to reach out to House Speaker Boehner or had Boehner tried to reach out to him.
According to MY source on that event, Reid was asked repeatedly by this interviewer about reaching out to Boehner and Reid deliberately avoided the question and refused to provide ANY answer. Silence speaks volumes.
I have never had a lot of respect for John Boehner but I DO know that he did reach out to Harry Reid and Reid has spurned every attempt.
If Pete Sessions is correct, and I have NO reason to believe otherwise, the House GOP is doing all they can do and getting NO positive response from the Democratic Senate or the White House. I believe we have no choice other than supporting our GOP Representatives.
Also, one other thing to share; the entire Texas GOP House membership gathered at the WWII memorial with Rep. Ralph Hall (TX-04) in the lead and they pretty much had their way as they got WWII Veterans into the Memorial.
Mr. Ralph went with a set of fence pliers in his hand, a gesture meant to convey the idea that these folks were going to the Memorial and didn’t really give a DAMN about Obama, the shutdown or, as they are now called, the Barry-cades…
I don’t know how this is all going to turn out, but I DO know this, and I say it in all confidence; Barack Hussein Obama and his brand of Socialism, along with that of his Socialist minions, is killing this nation.
2014 can’t get here soon enough.
Additional Reading: Republicans’ bold shutdown strategy has Democrats melting down