Fools and Charlatans: The Federal Government Shutdown, Part 2

The fact that I’m even writing a part 2 about this fuckery is enough to make me scream.   So we’re heading into week 3 of the shutdown because of childish overpaid and extremely underworked bitchmade fools in Congress.   Who needs a functioning nation?  Not them!

Here’s a secret to anyone out of side of the DC Metro Area.  Congress hasn’t created a budget in years.  They do little patchwork malarkey called “continuing resolutions.”   A continuing resolution is a short time budget that allows the federal government to operate for as little as a few days.  That is some bullshit.   A budget is supposed to span the entire fiscal year and yet every time they find some way to mess it up.  Can you imagine going to work and tell your supervisor “I’m only going to give 5% of the project that’s due.  You’ll get more when I feel like it”?  That’s what Congress tells American citizens every time they show up, show out, and do not a damn thing.

And now to top it off with people sitting at home worrying and government services shutting down, we now have the debt ceiling debacle.  And since no one in Congress will do the logical thing of cutting spending and raising taxes (seriously, it’s the most obvious thing, but these bamas are ridiculous), we’ll be hitting that ceiling on what the government can borrow on October 17.

The worst player in all of this firestorm is the media.  “The Republicans are winning. The Democrats are winning. Someone has to cave.”  How can anyone be winning when people are anxious and suffering?  The media is supposed to be riding the politicians’ asses, not kissing them. Furthermore, there is no such thing as caving in this situation.  It’s called being a grown-up and learning compromise is a way of life.

I guess that I’ll just get through more of the book that I’m reading as I watch all of this play out.   It’s about a fringe political group that worms it way into the highest form of government in the land via backroom deals and criminal acts while rallying people that they’re going to take back the country.   It’s called The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer.


Fools and Charlatans: The Federal Government Shutdown

Mocha Pikachu along with over a million others is at home today when I should have been at work.   I’m one of the over a million people affected by the Federal Government shutdown. Newsflash to all of you Republican trolls in Congress so happy to stick it to the President, all you’ve done is hurt a bunch of federal employees and private sector employees.  Yes, even the precious private sector that y’all profess to love, and of which I’m a member, is affected too.  My employer is still trying to figure out what to do with us.

So while y’all slack-jowled bastards get to pat yourselves on the back for a job done horribly, we will sit and ponder how long our savings (if we are lucky enough to have any) will sustain us.  It’s expensive as hell to live in the DC Metro Area and federal employees and contractors aren’t ballin’ out of control they way that some would have you believe.

We’re regular Americans.  We have mortgage/rent and bills to pay.  We have families to support.  We’re not idealistic fools that still get paid no matter how many lives we destroy.

What the hell does it say about this nation that the biggest internal fights are always about civil rights and the public good?

What is so wrong about letting people get access to insurance and not having pre-existing conditions clauses?  It is not the Universal Healthcare that would normally have y’all pissing your pants.  Insurance companies are about to get paid off the Affordable Care Act.  I thought y’all were pro-business.

Or are you more anti-black than anything else?

All I know is Boehner better put down the MAC NC42 Studio Fix powder, dry those bitchmade tears, and go start kicking some ass in his own party.  2013 is not 1996.   Americans are worse off due to Corporate and Government mismanagement.   Things will get ugly.

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