When you think about it, this is what we need. This was the most profound thing I’ve seen written or spoken about the likely federal government shutdown.It’s ridiculous that the level of theatrics has gotten to this point. This could have been done some time ago, easily by both sides.
They are all at fault. For the republicans to act like deficit hawks all the sudden after funding Tarp and the Iraq war seems a little dishonest. For the Democrats to act as martyrs doesn’t ring true either as they could have worked a little to have this done when they had the keys to the whole building.
So, they are both at fault. These crybabies are arguing about funding things like Planned Parenthood? Is that the biggest crisis we have? People are going lose jobs, benefits, etc over federal funding of pap smears? National parks will have to close, depriving the government of income that it NEEDS. Families of folks doing important work have to reconsider what life holds, while these guys are still collecting their paychecks for accomplishing nothing.
Nobody is actually watching out for the people and I mean nobody. For all the bloviating, obfuscating, and general bullshitting, nobody is proactively paying attention to the actual “people’s business.”
So, instead of locking them in a room, or anything else, let’s hit them where they really hurt. No microphones for anybody. If military families do without, congress does without airtime. Debate, discuss, amongst yourselves. No running to your favorite media outlet. Wait, let me revise that. Cover it, national media, but without soundbytes. I understand Boehner, Kantor, McConnell wouldn’t drink water if the President offered it to them. I understand Weiner, Reid, et al hate everything the other guys stand for.
They all need to actually work as they are all at fault, instead of jockeying for facetime on national broadcasts. Nobody has anything new to say anyway, so let’s not give them a microphone until they do.