Government Shutdown! President Tells It Like It Is!
Just listened to President Barack Obama tell the country that it is the reckless Republicans that are responsible for the government shutdown.
Zip a dee do da.
The great thing is that…nobody cares.
The government shutdown is great because it means that the government is that much less likely to interfere in your life!
Would you give up your social security check if it meant that the government would go away? Or at least follow the constitution?
Nobody likes the government, everybody wishes the president would go back to Kenya, and…and there is some sad news here.
The sad news is that this is just a sham. It is an excuse for the government to give themselves a paid holiday.
When, in a week or two, the government finally goes back to work, do you think the government workers aren’t going to get paid for the time off?
Of course they will get paid!
So this furlough, this government shutdown, is merely a vacation. A paid vacation.
When the government finally shuts down and doesn’t pay its workers…when it doesn’t pay the lawmakers…when every day means a day without pay for the government, then I’ll believe it.
Until then, we will be subjected to the same shenanigans: monuments closed and the Republicans blamed, sob stories of starving minions, people being refused passports and oh ain’t it terrible.
I repeat, would you give up your social security check if it meant the government would finally straighten up and fly right?
Because that’s the question that is ultimately going to have to be answered if we are going to get our country back.
Hard questions for hard times, but we are the people who can do it.
Now if we can only pass a law that limits government salaries to percentages of work actually done. If we can make sure no government employee gets a check for time off.
That would be progress, and that would be a real government shutdown.
If you think the government is too big to fail, you should read The Day the President Killed the United States, by Al Case.
And you should pop on over to The Daily Neutron, the last honest (digital) newspaper.
This has been a page about the government shutdown.