Obama Issues Order To Shut Down Government


BArack Obama

Despite multiple attempts on the part of the GOP to keep the government operating, Barack Obama issued a memorandum for agency heads to begin an orderly shut down of government operations. He cited Congresses inability to pass a continuing resolution as the cause.

This is the first time in 17 years that the federal government has shut down. A group of moderates in the House had attempted to revolt against Speaker Boehner with a continuing resolution (CR) that did not have ObamaCare defunding or delaying attached. The effort was lead by Rep. King of New York. However, the moderates were quickly shut down.

The White House said Obama placed calls to top lawmakers, continuing to press the Republican leadership for six weeks of government funding, free of any “ideological riders.”  Obviously, little headway was made by the President.

In a video address, Barack Obama placed the blame on Congress.

“We urge Congress to act quickly to pass a Continuing Resolution to provide a short-term bridge that ensures sufficient time to pass a budget for the remainder of the fiscal year, and to restore the operation of critical public services and programs that will be impacted by a lapse in appropriations.”

A shutdown would leave some essential functions like national security intact but sharply cut many regulatory agencies, furloughing up to a million federal workers. Some functions deemed essential, such as US Department of Agriculture meat inspections, would continue. Other agencies, like the Environmental Protection Agency, will furlough most of their workers.

Roughly 3/4 of the Obama’s president’s 1,701-person staff will be furloughed. The Obama family will have to rough it with only 15 people to care for their family. They normally have 90 people taking care of the family. Vice President Biden, who has a staff of 24, would have to make do with 12.



  • Dan Limmert

    dont see a video with the memorandum

  • Crazy Rican

    Thank GOD! Hopefully it stays shut down too! The thought 90 people waiting hand and foot on that scumbag dictator makes me sick! Maybe once all the welfare cases die off or figure out how to work we will be able to survive!

  • Anthony L Barrett

    Not so bad! Now, maybe the NSA will stop spying on me.

  • TeaPartyBarbie

    Looks like the video didn’t make it? http://player.vimeo.com/video/75834646

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  • Greasemonkey

    Anyone else catch what it said towards the end “The Obama family will have to rough it with only 15 people to care for their family. They normally have 90 people taking care of the family. Vice President Biden, who has a staff of 24, would have to make do with 12.” Because Taking care of yourself for a change is soo damn difficult.

  • pj4me

    LOL — ohhhh, poor things, wah! They’ll have to go it alone with only 15 people to get them up, wipe them, bathe them, shove food down their throats (in the same manner BO-care was shoved down ours), and then get BO to the golf course on time. Ohhhhh……. cry me a river!!! LOL How will they EVVVVVER do it!!! LOL

  • pj4me

    LOL — never thought of that! LOL

  • Kathy McAlexander

    Whatever, Waaaa Waaaa Waaaaaaa………………….

  • Joy Beum

    Don’t you find it interesting that the Environmental Protection Agency is non-essential? So much for this administration’s cry: “The sky is falling down”:)

  • Joy Beum

    What would I do without my staff to take care of me? Oh yeah, I take care of myself! Most of us do.

  • noin007

    And leave it shut down! In fact, let’s systematically shut down whatever isn’t done at once automatically!

  • Allen Runyon

    It probably takes 24 people to keep joe biden in line and make sure he isn’t running around the WH lawn naked.

  • Bill Berger

    Shut’er down Clancey, she’s pumpin’ mud !!!!!!!!

  • samstrange

    good time for a coup…

  • maacdad

    that shit is funny!!

  • maacdad

    So the goverment shut down!! Took long enough!! they need to call it what it is thieves and idiots time off

  • Warmil

    This morning they ask him to pick out his suit for today and locked him in the closet….

  • jahnnaomi

    everybody is still getting paid, if everybody still remains where they
    are and ready to go to war, the government is not shut down. Please
    people wake up, this is only so they can get your attention onto this so
    that they can pull off something much bigger while you are all worried
    about a government shutdown. If Obama and Biden and Congress and the
    Senate are not going home, not getting paid anymore, then the government
    shuts down. Until then it is a bunch of crap.

  • jahnnaomi

    Why do you all keep believing their lies?????

  • jahnnaomi

    Did Obama move back to Chicago?????

  • jahnnaomi

    How stupid are you people?????

  • jahnnaomi

    The government is not shutting down!!!!!!

  • jahnnaomi

    Obama and Biden and the Senate, and Congress all go home and never go
    back to Washington then and only then can you try to say that the
    government is shut down, until then look for something very big to
    happen and for them to blame it on the government shutdown.

  • jahnnaomi

    And I thought that it was us that takes all of the government handouts. Looks like they can’t survive on their own either, not without the help of those people that are caring for their families. I guess they also receive government handouts. Is this what is called welfare when you are in high places. It is all the same thing just looks different to different people. We are the poor on welfare, they are the rich on welfare depending on everyone else to do everything for them. I bet they even pay somebody to wipe their ass.

  • FED UP

    I agree I think something BIG is coming possibly more buildings blown up and falling , Alot more mass shootings and people being killed and then all being blamed on the shut down .
    I think they have finially realized whats going on and took away his funding to do with as he pleases
    Now we just need to get him out of OUR White House and convicted as the criminal he is

  • Josh

    I’m an Iraq Veteran, Virginia Tech alum and upon returning from Iraq, was Honorably Discharged after my 4 years. The only job I could find for 1 year was food service until I found my current engineering position. I relied on unemployment (which is offered as soon as any service member becomes a civilian.

    So did you want me to die off, crazy rician? Your use of explanation points shows your education level.

  • Josh

    So you are as busy as Ronald Regan was?

  • Josh

    Who’s lies?

  • Joy Beum

    No one has ever been as busy as Ronald Reagan. However, if he were down to no staff, he would be able to function. He was not a manufactured person. On the other hand, the current ‘president of some’ does not know how to think for himself. He reads the teleprompter and regurgitates what the ‘powers that be’ tell him to say. He is used to being handled and served. The White House staff has nicknamed him oba-ME.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frank.robak Frank Robak

    welfare and unemployment are 2 different systems, the Military buys unemployment insurance (and a part of your check goes towards it) for our ability to collect when we ETS, If you would of payed attention to your transitional training you would of known that.. Yes i to want the welfare for life bums to die off!!

  • Honeysuckle1940 .

    If the wars are over why are our boys still getting killed??????