I received an email yesterday that made a pretty good point. I have no idea if the author was ever really a government employee, but that doesn't matter. The email says makes a solid case that the government shutdown had to have been planned months in advance. Here's what it said:
"I have worked in thegovernment on and off for 40 years. During that time I became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and pencil-necked bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request takes months not days or hours. In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying-“this [park, facility,etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown. There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years. These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed by U. S. Mails or freight companies. This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 month ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process. There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House. "
Remember folks, I've been telling you this for years and years now, if anything happens in politics you can pretty well bet that somebody planned it that way.
Something bigger than a shutdown is afoot. Be very alert.