The Unrecognized Shutdown Victory

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  1. Revmitchell

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    ... Other than the assertion that social programs are shrinking (they’re simply not growing as fast), Barnes is right. By going on offense on Obamacare, Ted Cruz and his allies put the left on defense and prevented them from successfully organizing to undo the sequester.

    Kudos to the Tea Party for being willing to do the right thing against uphill odds.

    In his column, Barnes explains that the sequester has been great news.

    To say the sequester has backfired for Democrats is putting it mildly. …The sequester is cuts and only cuts. As a result, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell noted proudly last week when announcing the end of the shutdown that “government spending has declined for two years in a row [for] the first time in 50 years.” …Saving the sequester “has been a top priority for me and my Republican colleagues throughout the debate” about the shutdown, Mr. McConnell said. …Republicans can sit on their hands and experience the joy of trimming the size of government and, thanks to the sequester, watching Democrats gripe about it.
  2. Earth Wind and Fire

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    "Recessional" is a poem by Rudyard Kipling, which he composed on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

    The poem is a prayer. It describes two fates that befall even the most powerful people, armies and nations, and that threatened England at the time: passing out of existence, and lapsing from Christian faith into profanity. The prayer entreats God to spare "us" (England) from these fates "lest we forget" the sacrifice of Christ.

    The tumult and the shouting dies—
    The Captains and the Kings depart—
    Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
    An humble and a contrite heart.
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!

    See full WIKI description attached below

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