President Barry – “Oh, The Humanity!”


Addressing The Things That Really Matter
(WASHINGTON DC) – Threats of a government shutdown elicit “sky is falling” reaction from POTUSA, yawns and not a few chuckles from citizenry.

It’s getting hard to not laugh every time Mr. Soetaro opens his mouth. Here is a fascinating insight into what he seems to think matters to US Citizens today:
“Folks who were planning a vacation to Yellowstone — well, it turns out national parks, suddenly you’re closed, you’re out of luck.”
Hmmm. Let’s examine this tragedy for a moment, shall we? Number of visitors to Yellowstone during all of 2010? 3,640,904 Number of people currently unemployed TODAY in the USA? As of March of this year, 13,500,000 people were “officially” unemployed, 8.4 million are under-employed, that is, working part-time because they cannot find full-time, and 6.5 million not working, and not looking (so not counted as unemployed.) Total? 28.4 million. (Source)

Interesting question – How many people in the next 10 days (just picking a number out of the air) will be unable to go to Yellowstone for vacation due to the shutdown? Well, being very optimistic, this being early in the year and not quite vacation time, maybe 140 thousand. (I divided visitors last year by 52 weeks, and multiplied by two for a two-week vacation.)

"It's the first thing I think about when I get up in the morning, and it's the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night. I just don't think about it during the day."

Number of people not going on vacation to Yellowstone in the next 10 days because they are unemployed? 28 million. Way to prioritize President Obonehead. Here’s a hint: It’s the economy stupid. And part of the systemic problem with our economy is the amount of money the Government wastes. Here’s another clue – your job is not the budget or the economy. That is the job of Congress. Let the people WE elected do their jobs, and stay out-of-the-way. Go golfing. Move to Brazil. Whatever floats your boat. Just stop interfering with people trying to correct your freaking mess.

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