Why would the president of the United States try to purposely hurt the American people?  Well, in 2013 this is done in order to score political points and force the opposition in to doing what you want them to do.  A few days ago, an angry Park Service ranger publicly admitted that he and his fellow rangers have been ordered to “make life as difficult for people as we can” during this government shutdown.  That Park Service ranger would never have received such an order unless it came from the very top.  Apparently the Obama administration plans to cause as much pain as possible until Obama gets everything that he is demanding.  In many cases, it is actually going to cost far more money to put up barricades and use guards to keep Americans from visiting open air memorials, driving on roads, and fishing in bodies of water than it would to put up a “closed” sign and simply go home.  As you will see from the examples posted below, the Obama administration is being extremely spiteful and vindictive.  And the level of hypocrisy that we are now witnessing is hard to fathom.  For instance, the National Mall has been totally closed to the public, but the Obama administration is specifically reopening it for a massive pro-immigration rally that will benefit the Democrats politically.  The abuse of power that is taking place is absolutely staggering, and the American people need to demand that those that are abusing it be held accountable when all of this is over.
The following are just a few examples of how Obama is using this shutdown to make life as difficult for people as possible…

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From The Economic Collapse Blog:

#1 The Obama administration is doing all it can to keep Americans from even getting a glimpse of Mount Rushmore, but Barack Obama’s chefs have been deemed “essential” and are still preparing his meals.

#2 Small businesses cannot get loans, but the exclusive gyms that are only for members of Congress have been deemed “essential” and remain open.

#3 The National Mall has been closed to the public, but it will be opened for a huge pro-immigration rally being held by Obama supporters.

#4 Last chance cancer treatments for children with cancer have been suspended, but the IRS continues to collect taxes from us.

#5 The NIH has stopped therapy dogs from visiting sick children, but Obama and Congress are still getting paid.

#6 The USDA website has been shut down, but Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move website is still operating.

#7 A runner has been fined $100 for jogging through Valley Forge National Historical Park, but the military golf course that Obama uses regularly is still open.

#8 The Obama administration has shut down the Grand Canyon, but the new two billion dollar NSA spy center is still spying on all of us.

#9 The federal government has forced an elderly couple out of their home on Lake Mead during this shutdown, but the operations of the Federal Reserve have not been affected at all.

#10 In South Carolina, the Obama administration is actually using Park Service rangers to keep people away from a privately-owned hotel.

#11 In Tennessee, the feds have totally shut down the Foothills Parkway, a major thoroughfare that runs through Blount County.  At this point the feds are not even letting people visit the graves of their dead relatives.

#12 The Obama administration has actually removed all of the well pumps along a 184 mile trail that goes from Washington D.C. to Pittsburgh just so that anyone that decides to use the trail will not be able to get any water to drink.

#13 The Obama administration is actually attempting to close 1,100 square miles of ocean off of the coast of Florida.  It is going to take a tremendous amount of time, money and energy to keep fishing boats out of that area.

#14 According to one news report, “Gestapo tactics” were used against one tour group made up mostly of senior citizens at Yellowstone National Park…

Pat Vaillancourt went on a trip last week that was intended to showcase some of America’s greatest treasures.

Instead, the Salisbury resident said she and others on her tour bus witnessed an ugly spectacle that made her embarrassed, angry and heartbroken for her country.

Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.

The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.

When finally allowed to leave, the bus was not allowed to halt at all along the 2.5-hour trip out of the park, not even to stop at private bathrooms that were open along the route.

#15 Of course one of the most disturbing abuses of power is how the Obama administration is using barricades and guards to keep military veterans away from open air memorials such as the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial and the Iwo Jima Memorial that are normally open to the public 24 hours a day.

It is beyond disgusting for Barack Obama to take these memorials hostage for political gain.

And a lot of military veterans have decided that they are not going to take this slap in the face.  In fact, one group is organizing a “Million Veteran March on the Memorials” this weekend.  You can find their Facebook page right here.  According to their page, a mass protest is being planned for 9 AM this Sunday morning…

“Join fellow Veterans at the war memorials in Washington DC on Sunday October 13th at 9 AM and at memorials across these United States.”

And veterans will not be the only ones in D.C. this weekend.  An organization known as “Truckers Ride for the Constitution” will also be there.  You can find their Facebook page right here.  The truckers are planning a three day strike and protest which will stretch from Friday to Sunday…

“The American people are sick and tired of the corruption that is destroying America! We therefore declare a national protest in support of our nation’s truckers on the weekend of October 11-13, 2013! Truck drivers will not haul freight! Americans can strike in solidarity with truck drivers! Truckers will lead the path to saving our country if every American rides with them!”

Many truckers are even planning to take their trucks right into the heart of Washington D.C. itself.

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It will certainly be interesting to see what happens.

Personally, I have never seen anything like what we are witnessing right now.  The president of the United States is actually trying to purposely hurt the American people in order to put pressure on Congress.  He isn’t even being subtle about it.

Whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent, you have got to be absolutely disgusted by what Obama is doing.  He is showing an astounding lack of respect for the American people.

It is one thing to play hardball with Congress.  That is acceptable.  It is quite another thing to spitefully abuse the American people in order to get what you want.

What Obama has done goes way over the line.  If the American people are not outraged by this, what will it take to wake them up?

  1. Why wouldn’t he. He’s simply taking a page from the banksters that threatened to destroy America in 2008 if they didn’t get a taxpayer bailout. This is what they all do, till of course they can’t anymore. The only difference is the banksters will blow the game sky high cause they are greedy beyond being pragmatic.

  2. I have no love lost for Obama, but you can always tell when an Obama-hating Republican writes a post.  An anonymous source is told by an anonymous supervisor to “make people suffer” and automatically it has to be Obama behind it.  Even though we know the stupid Republicans are behind the government shutdown and default debacle.  Grow some testicles, admit who is behind the shutdown, and stop with the stupid BS.

    • To ” make people suffer” makes more sense than the main-stream meme. Why else do they go to the trouble of paying for extra personnel to actively keep people out of our parks and monuments when it would actually save FRNs to hang up the closed sign and send federal employees home? The real question here is: why do this? Qui bono? What sense does any of this make? Left wing, right wing.. both part of the same bird. Republicans are no more “at fault” than the Democrats for this theater of a “shutdown”.

  3. Whoever the author of this post forgot to mention the 435 members of congress who passed laws in the past that created the bills that needs to be paid now – has nothing to do with the shutdown.

    I didn’t joined this site to hear or read about some tea party / republican rant against Obama. This is just nonsense Obama this Obama that. Next, the republicans will blame the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank which was created in 1913 on Obama even though he or his mama wasn’t born then.

    I’m not one of the sheeple that watch faux news.

    • You are right panther, under Obama the debt has not gone up trillion, food stamps are not 48 million recipients, part time workers are not the new normal because of the cluster fuck called Obama Care, your freedoms have not eroded, race relations in the US are not at an all time low this was all caused by the congress and the tea party!  Right!  Is that Black Panther or just Panther?

  4. The abuse of power that is taking place is absolutely staggering, and the American people need to demand that those that are abusing it be held accountable when all of this is over.
     When you want to do something more than talk about it on blogs because talking about this fraud isn’t working.

  5. all of these outrages are part of the Cass Sunstein ‘nudge policies”  Nudge people to see how they react. If they don’t react, or not with sufficient vigor, then nudge harder.  Nudges have a way of adding up and the Americans are reaching a breaking point.

    • And yet, this sort of thing is precisely the tactics used by any thugocracy.  This is bare-knuckles Chicago politics, pure and simple.  This is like local school districts saying that they will cut football if they do not get a substantial increase in their annual tribute.  Many people do not know that in many school districts, the football program is cash flow positive.  But, because a lot of people like to watch high school football or have sons who play it, this makes a semi-credible threat.  Make no mistake.  This IS about threatening people in order to push a political agenda.  For some reason, it was necessary to arrest vets trying to pay respect to their fallen comrades, yet it was perfectly fine for a bunch of illegal aliens to hold a demonstration for immigration reform in the same general area.  If the vets were trespassing, then so were the illegal aliens!

  6. Agiik, many of the comments here highlight your point. More and more  Americans are finally reaching their breaking point, even those whom would hereby defend Obama from articles such as this. It is highly myopic to bicker along partisan lines. We understand there is blame galore to heap upon both parties, even if it is a fact that the current President is Obama and all this disgusting behavior is occuring on his watch, just as 911 occured on Bush’s watch and ad nauseum assults on the Constitution and the people of the republic….
    It is officially nut crunching time folks. For what will we stand?  The entrenched criminals are hoping their left-right paradigm will hold as they complete their coup. Dumping whatever dollars you can by converting any savings into PMs and minimizimg debt and use of credit is the only overt protest that I believe we can exert prior to open conflict. Collapsing the ponzi paper leverage that funds and props this charade is our last peaceful act.

    • heck yes S123   we were not so much nudged into the 9-11 war as we were dragged either kicking and screaming or goiing all in for that fight in 2002.  After that song and dance wore out its welcome, the nudging worked quite well, like the frog in the boiling pot of water
      When nudged nowadays I tend to nudge back, with a sharpelbow to the ribs

    • “When nudged nowadays I tend to nudge back, with a sharp elbow to the ribs”
      Yep… and for repeat offenders, there will be a combat knife taped to that elbow.  😉

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