AB704. Kongres AS Setujui 285 – 144 Untuk Solusi Problem Debt Ceiling 2013

 
 

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HAL:  Kongres AS Setujui 285 – 144
Untuk Solusi Problem Debt Ceiling 2013

 

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Pada suratku 31 Agustus 2013 “Enam Ketua Parpol Pada Silaturahmi Kebangsaan 2013 Golkar“, aku menulis soal acara Silaturahmi Kebangsaan oleh Partai Golkar berkaitan dengan Idul Fitri 1434H yang disiarkan langsung oleh TV-One, dihadiri enam ketua Parpol peserta Pemilu 2014 dari dua belas Parpol yang lolos untuk menjadi peserta Pemilu 2014. Ini merupakan isyarat penting yang tersirat, bahwa Parpol-parpol peserta Pemilu 2014 itu sudah setuju dengan soal “end A.M.”, soal aku A.M. Firmansyah berakhir dari dunia fana ini, ketemu ajal untuk kebaikan umat manusia. Karena ini merupakan soal penting terkait nasib spesies manusia. Kalau ada yang mau beli lukisanku dengan harga yang baik, ini merupakan saat yang tepat. Sebagai penghargaan terhadap demokratisasi yang sudah semakin baik di Indonesia, dan moga-moga berlangsung dengan sukses pula pada tahun 2014 mendatang. Lagipula kalau aku tidak segera mewujudkan rencana melakukan perjalanan-perjalanan ke berbagai tempat di dunia, akan cenderung disangka menghalangi para tokoh yang sedang mempersiapkan diri untuk mencapai kesuksesan pada Pemilu maupun Pilpres 2014.
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Dan ternyata hasil voting oleh Senat dan Kongres AS pada 17 Oktober 2013 untuk problem Debt Ceiling, seperti merespon positif apa yang aku tulis itu.
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Lawmakers passed legislation ending the government shutdown Wednesday, one day before the debt ceiling deadline. Chris Burrous reports from Westwood on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013.   KTLA – Los Angeles via Yahoo! News –
October 17, 2013   8:41 AM
Congress has passed legislation to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. CBS-Chicago via Yahoo! News – Oct 16   08:15pm
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Demonstrators display placards and chant during a rally to end the government shutdown, Thursday, Oct. 10,2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner told Republican lawmakers Thursday he will give President Barack Obama a proposal extending the government’s ability to borrow money through Nov. 22 _ but only if he agrees to negotiate over ending the partial government shutdown and a longer-term increase in the debt ceiling. (AP Photo/ Luis M. Alvarez) – October 10, 2013   4:34 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (L) and Chuck Schumer give a press conference on Capitol Hill about the debt ceiling, October 12, 2013.  (AFP Photo/Jim Watson) – AFP Jim Watson – October 12, 2013   5:46 PM
President Barack Obama speaks to reporters as he visits Martha’s Table, which prepares meals for the poor and where furloughed federal employees are volunteering, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. President Obama spoke about the government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling during remarks to reporters during his visit. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) –
October 14, 2013   1:04 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney gestures during the daily press briefing at the White House on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 in Washington. Carney reiterated that the White House will not negotiate with Congress over the debt ceiling. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) – September 19, 2013  3:05 PM
President Obama has canceled plans to attend two upcoming summits in Asia, with the government shutdown entering its fourth day and the White House and lawmakers from both parties increasingly focused on the looming debt-ceiling deadline. Wochit – October 4, 2013   11:01 AM
The U.S. Capitol is reflected in water, October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. With the government shutdown going into the fifttenth day and the deadline for raising the debt ceiling fast approaching, Democrats and Republicans may come to an agreement soon on passing a budget. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) – October 15, 2013   11:00 AM
The sun sets behind the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 6, 2013. Republican House Speaker John Boehner vowed on Sunday not to raise the U.S. debt ceiling without a “serious conversation” about what is driving the debt, while Democrats said it was irresponsible and reckless to raise the possibility of a U.S. default. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) – October 6, 2013   6:30 PM
President Barack Obama meets with small business owners to talk about the government shutdown and debt ceiling, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling Marc Parham, business consultant, Hester Clark of the Hester Group, the president Obama and Mei Xu of Chesapeake Bay Candles.
(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) – October 12, 2013   12:13 AM
IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde warns that failure to lift debt ceiling could lead to “massive disruption the world over.” Nathan Frandino reports. IMF chief says U.S. default would bring massive disruption to world markets. Reuters Videos – Sun, Oct 13, 2013   1:51 PM EDT
Saudi Arabia’s Finance Minister Ibrahim Alassaf (front, 2nd R) walks with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Abdulatif al-Zayani (front R) to attend a meeting of Gulf Arab monetary and finance officials in Riyadh October 5, 2013. The central bank of Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s top holders of U.S. government bonds, said on Saturday it was not worried by the political deadlock in Washington that could cause the United States to default on its debt. The U.S. Congress must agree on a measure to raise the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt ceiling by Oct. 17 or risk a U.S. government debt default. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser (SAUDI ARABIA – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) –
October 5, 2013   12:50 PM
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director Nemat Shafik speaks during a meeting of Gulf Arab monetary and finance officials in Riyadh October 5, 2013. The central bank of Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s top holders of U.S. government bonds, said on Saturday it was not worried by the political deadlock in Washington that could cause the United States to default on its debt. The U.S. Congress must agree on a measure to raise the nation’s $16.7 trillion debt ceiling by Oct. 17 or risk a U.S. government debt default. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser (SAUDI ARABIA – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) – October 5, 2013   12:44 PM
With no guided tours due to the U.S. Government shut down, a U.S. Capitol police officer stands in front of paintings in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 7, 2013. As the U.S. Government shut down enters its 7th day, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said that there is “no way” Republican lawmakers will agree to a measure to raise the nation’s debt ceiling unless it includes conditions to rein in deficit spending. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) –
October 7, 2013   2:03 PM
A road leads to the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 6, 2013. Republican House Speaker John Boehner vowed on Sunday not to raise the U.S. debt ceiling without a “serious conversation” about what is driving the debt, while Democrats said it was irresponsible and reckless to raise the possibility of a U.S. default. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) – October 6, 2013   6:28 PM
Tourists walk past the U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington October 6, 2013. Republican House Speaker John Boehner vowed on Sunday not to raise the U.S. debt ceiling without a “serious conversation” about what is driving the debt, while Democrats said it was irresponsible and reckless to raise the possibility of a U.S. default. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TRAVEL) – October 6, 2013   6:30 PM
A general view of the White House in Washington September 30, 2013. The White House on Monday sought to quash any possibility that President Barack Obama would raise the U.S. debt ceiling by himself should Congress fail to do so before a mid-October deadline, as some have suggested he should. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES Tags:POLITICS – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) –
September 30, 2013   8:22 PM
Television news crews set up outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 4, 2013. House Republicans huddled on Friday to plot their next move on the fourth day of a U.S. government shutdown that many fear will drag on until bickering Washington politicians reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a default. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS MEDIA) – October 4, 2013   10:51 AM
A U.S. Capitol police officer walks down the West Front steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 7, 2013. As the U.S. Government shutdown enters its 7th day, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said that there is “no way” Republican lawmakers will agree to a measure to raise the nation’s debt ceiling unless it includes conditions to rein in deficit spending. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) –
October 7, 2013   2:01 PM
dailymail.co.uk
Speaker of the House responds to President Obama’s remarks on
the debt ceiling debate. ABCNews – Tue, Oct 8, 2013   8:36 PM EDT
President Obama agrees to continue meeting with Congressional
Republicans as debt ceiling looms. ABC News Videos via Yahoo! News –
October 11, 2013   4:13 PM
Obama makes surprise visit to FEMA during government shutdown. The president urges Congress to reopen government, and pass the debt ceiling to avoid default. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Reuters – October 7, 2013    1:56 PM
President Obama said Wednesday it is unacceptable for Republicans to link raising the debt ceiling with defunding the Affordable Care Act. He’s hoping business leaders will lobby Republicans to lift the government’s authority to borrow money without conditions. Major Garrett reports. CBSTV Videos – September 18, 2013   10:12 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (C) speaks to reporters after a meeting at the White House between Senate Democrats and U.S. President Barack Obama to discuss the budget crisis and a looming debt deadline in Washington October 10, 2013. Reid expressed caution on Thursday about a short-term debt ceiling increase plan that Republicans in the House of Representatives are working on aimed at ending a budget crisis in Washington. Flanking Reid are and Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) –
October 10, 2013   4:20 PM
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (2nd L) and Senator John McCain (R) depart the White House with fellow Senate Republican Caucus members after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington October 11, 2013. Republican senators met with Obama for about 90 minutes on Friday about a looming deadline to raise the debt ceiling and the ongoing government shutdown, now in its 11th day. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) – October 11, 2013   1:37 PM
A Marine honor guard holds open the door to the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 10,2013, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. and Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., walk out to talk to reporters following a meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the government shutdown and debt ceiling. (AP Photo / Charles Dharapak) –
October 11, 2013   12:15 AM
Republican senators, from left, Ted Cruz of Texas, John McCain of Arizona, David Vitter of Louisiana, and Richard Shelby of Alabama, walk in the rain back to their bus at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, after they met with President Barack Obama regarding the government shutdown and debt ceiling. After weeks of ultimatums, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans are exploring whether they can end a budget standoff that has triggered a partial government shutdown and edged Washington to the verge of a historic, economy-jarring federal default. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) – October 11, 2013   2:06 PM
A tour bus with an empty top deck drives past the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 7, 2013. As the U.S. Government shut down enters its 7th day, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said that there is “no way” Republican lawmakers will agree to a measure to raise the nation’s debt ceiling unless it includes conditions to rein in deficit spending. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) – October 7, 2013  2:12 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were mixed on Thursday as investors digested a deal in Washington to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling in order to avoid a debt default. * Major U.S. stock indexes rose more than 1 percent Wednesday, with the Nasdaq hitting a 13-year high, after senators came to agreement to reopen the government through January 15 and raise the debt ceiling until February 7. The House of Representatives planned to vote on the measure later in the day. * China’s Dagong Global Credit Rating said the temporary fix of the U.S. …..Wall Street Little Changed After Rally; Washington News In Focus – Wochit via Yahoo! Finance – Oct 17   04:58am
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., gestures during a news conference with, from left, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., after passing a bill to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci) – October 17, 2013   3:52 AM
US President Barack Obama speaks about the government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, October 16, 2013. (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb) –
October 17, 2013   6:34 AM
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U.S. President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta in the Oval Office
of the White House in Washington, October 17, 2013.
REUTERS / Jason – October 17, 2013  3:56 PM
A motorcade carrying Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta drives past the entrance to the National Zoo in Washington, which remained closed to the public while staff came back to work hours after the president signed a bill to reopen the federal government and raise the debt limit Thursday October 17, 2013. The White House moved quickly early on Thursday to get the U.S. government back up and running after a 16-day shutdown, directing hundreds of thousands of workers to return to work. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) –
October 17, 2013   12:45 PM
US President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta talk during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 17, 2013.
(AFP Photo / Saul Loeb) – October 17, 2013   2:00 PM
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta speaks at the Brookings Institute in Washington October 17, 2013. Letta spoke on how Italy and Europe should move forward in this period of recovery following the economic crisis. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts (UNITED STATES – Tags: POLITICS) – October 17, 2013   5:56 PM
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta speaks during a meeting with US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, October 17, 2013. (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb) – October 17, 2013  4:59 PM
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Late show: Dejan Lovren races away after helping Southampton grab a late equaliser at Manchester United. dailymail.co.uk / AP
All smiles: Dejan Lovren (right) and Jose Fonte (left) look delighted after Southampton picked up a point. dailymail.co.uk / EPA
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Berita yang menarik perhatian dunia di Washington pada beberapa minggu belakangan ini adalah soal problem Debt Ceiling, yang menyebabkan pemerintahan AS mengalami shutdown, berhenti bekerja sejak 1 Oktober 2013, akibat partai Republik tidak bersedia menyetujui rancangan anggaran yang diajukan pemerintah presiden Obama.

Problem itu berhasil dituntaskan pada 17 Oktober 2013 setelah Senat AS dan kemudian Kongres AS meloloskan undang-undang untuk meningkatkan plafon batas atas pinjaman, dan pemerintahan berjalan kembali.

Senat AS yang dikuasai Demokrat, dengan jumlah anggota 100 terdiri dari 53 Demokrat, 45 Republik, dan 2 Independen, menyetujui dengan perolehan suara 81-18. Disebutkan oleh CNN bahwa ada grup bipartisan terdiri dari 14 senator yang memprakarsai jalan damai sejak 5 Oktober 2013, terdiri dari 6 Republik, 7 Demokrat, dan 1 Independen.

Setelah Senat AS meloloskan pada 17 Oktober 2013 itu, diikuti beberapa jam kemudian oleh Kongres AS yang dikuasai Republik. Dari 232 Republik, 87 setuju, 144 menolak, 1 tidak dihitung. Sedangkan dari 200 Demokrat, 198 setuju, dua tidak dihitung. Sehingga komposisi akhir setelah pada pihak yang setuju 87 Republik ditambah 198 Demokrat menghasilkan 285 setuju, adalah 285-144.

Perolehan suara 81-18 dan 285-144 itu seperti terinspirasi oleh apa yang sering aku ungkapkan selama ini.

Angka 18 adalah seperti plat nomer CD kedutaan Australia di Jakarta, dan Australia adalah negara yang dikenal sebagai down under. Misalkan plat nomer duta besar adalah CD-18-01, sedangkan plat nomer staf kedutaan bisa berupa CD-18-27, atau CD-18-58, dan lain-lain.

Sedangkan angka 81 seperti yang sering aku ungkapkan, angka delapan itu seperti memuat LAPAN, lembaga antariksa dan penerbangan nasional Indonesia. Jadi suara dari Senat AS itu, 81-18, seperti isyarat agar aku saja sendiri yang naik ke atas menghadap Allah, ketemu ajal untuk kebaikan umat manusia, dan tidak menjadi 18 down under.

Angka 285-144 itu, seperti yang selama ini aku ungkapkan soal euforia para politisi Indonesia untuk menjadi orang nomer satu pada Pemilu 2014. Angka 28 adalah seperti nomer rumah temanku dulu di jalan Sukabumi 28, dimana seorang cewe tetangga sebelah rumah yang semula dekat dengan aku kemudian jadi dekat dengan temanku yang pernah tinggal di nomer 28 itu. Dan beberapa tahun kemudian famili temanku yang nomer 28 itu menjadi wapres, dan setelah itu jadi presiden.

Angka 5 suka digunakan untuk menyebut setengah, misalkan 1,5 atau 4,5 atau 12,5. Sedangkan kata setengah memiliki arti lain yaitu soal kegilaan. Dalam hal ini euforia di bidang politik, untuk menjadi si nomer 28.

Angka 144 terkait dengan namaku Firman yang dalam bahasa Jerman atau Belanda kata “fir” berati 4, dan kekhawatiran kalau aku masuk ke bidang politik, menjadi orang nomer 1.

Jadi perolehan suara oleh Kongres AS yang berupa 285-144 itu, seperti isyarat bahwa Kongres AS menyetujui gagasanku selama ini yaitu aku pindah keluar dari Indonesia menjelang dan selama tahun 2014, agar aku tidak dianggap menghalangi para tokoh yang sedang dilanda euforia untuk menjadi si nomer 28 pada Pemilu tahun 2014.

Berkaitan dengan soal Curate Award yang diadakan oleh Sheikha Mayassa dari Qatar dan Prada dari Italia, kalau mungkin aku lolos dalam sayembara itu, dapat menjadi salah satu jalur untuk aku berada di luar Indonesia pada tahun 2014 sebab sayembara itu ditutup pada akhir Desember 2013. Dan satu hari setelah problem Debt Ceiling mendapat jalan keluar dari voting yang meloloskan peningkatan batas atas Debt Ceiling itu, pada 17 Oktober 2013 PM baru Italia yaitu Enrico Letta berkunjung ke White House.

Nama PM baru Italia itu Enrico Letta mengingatkan pada teman kakakku yang perempuan waktu di SD dan SMP dulu, yaitu kakak-beradik Nara dan Rico yang seperti aku dan kakakku yang laki-laki Faisal, dimana kemudian sang kakak meninggal dunia lebih dulu ketika masih remaja. Jadi nama PM baru Italia Enrico Letta itu seperti isyarat agar yang “end” adalah Rico sang adik, sesuai kesediaanku ketemu ajal untuk kebaikan umat manusia.

Selain itu, nama belakang PM baru Italia Enrico Letta itu seperti terkait kata “late” dalam bahasa Inggris yang berarti almarhum dan kata bahasa Indonesia “tak” yang berarti tidak. Jadi nama Enrico Letta itu seperti memuat arti “end Rico late tak”, yaitu harus diakhiri keadaan Rico yang tidak kunjung menjadi almarhum. Dalam hal ini Rico sang adik adalah seperti aku, jadi harus diakhiri keadaan aku yang tidak kunjung menjadi almarhum.

Isyarat lain muncul dari pertandingan Premier League antara Manchester United  dengan Southampton pada Sabtu 19 Oktober 2013 yang berakhir dengan skor 1-1. Angka skor 1-1 itu mengingatkan pada nomer 11 tempat tinggal tetanggaku yang cewe yang aku sebutkan diatas, yang semula dekat dengan aku namun kemudian jadi dekat dengan temanku yang pernah tinggal di nomer 28 itu. Dan beberapa tahun kemudian famili temanku yang nomer 28 itu menjadi wapres, dan setelah itu jadi presiden.

Gol untuk MU dihasilkan oleh Robin Van Persie pada menit 26, sedangkan gol Southampton pada menit 89 hasil sepak pojok oleh James Ward-Prowse yang dimanfaatkan oleh Dejan Lovren untuk dioperkan ke Adam Lallana yang lalu menceploskan ke gawang MU. Mengingatkan pada tahun 1989 saat aku kerja di American Express dengan manager pak Wardy Bafagih.

Terkait dengan soal “Debt Ceiling”, yang berarti plafon untuk pemerintah AS dapat melakukan pinjaman, kata “debt” itu dibaca seperti kata “dead”. Dengan kata lain, “Debt Ceiling” itu seperti berarti “Dead Ceiling”, plafon batas atas untuk kematian spesies umat manusia.

 
 

Jakarta,  22 Oktober 2013.
wassalam,

 
 

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