IBD’s Andrew Malcolm has one of the best perspectives on this federal government shutdown by asking the question, “If 900,000 federal workers can be furloughed as ‘non-essential,’ why employ them?” Well hey, just as long as the Obama family can have the best eats on their table three times a day.
But here is something the American people absolutely need to be made fully aware of … Twitchy is reporting just a couple short hours before the midnight hour shutdown last night witnesses began tweeting on Twitter that pretty much every other Congress-critter that was filing into the House reeked of booze. THAT is how they spent their dinner hours? Slopping it down with bent elbows on a shutdown bender … perhaps in celebration … prior to entering chambers to continue to decide the fate of the American people and this debt floundering nation? Perhaps THIS is exactly how these SOBs come to work, on our dime, everyday. But in those hours prior to shutting down Obama added to the taxpayer Obama subsidies the US Congress and their staff are gifted with by adding abortion coverage to it. Recall, some democrats back in 2009 only added their ‘yes’ votes to ObamaCare passage by being promised it would not cover abortion. The 2009 “YOU LIE!” outburst from Rep. Joe Wilson seems to be echoing very loudly these days, on so many levels. Good God Almighty, help us…
Meanwhile, Sen. Harry Reid took to the Senate floor to channel England’s King George in 1773 by castigating the dangerous TEA Party anarchists……
I am certain King George believed it was an unnecessary blow to his tyrannical dictatorship over the Colonists as well. Oh, and tell us again exactly who is standing in the way of debate and compromise? Not to be outdone by the old cowboy poet of the Senate, a Washington Post writer touts the “Che” Guevara-like demands of the man on the street:
So how do we give our representatives what they deserve?
“No pay and must enroll in Obamacare,” urged an investment banker.
One longtime friend, a French teacher, offered her Francophile solution: “Off with their heads.” Mais oui.
On the street, working Washingtonians were no less brutal.
“Line ’em up and shoot ’em. I consider what they’re doing treason,” said a D.C. retiree who runs a T-shirt stand near a Capitol Hill Metro stop.
“Or make ’em spend a night in D.C. Jail,” said his partner.
More @ Heritage Foundation: The Story Behind the Government Shutdown
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