Shutdowns and Showdowns

What does a government shutdown actually accomplish? What does it mean to those who order it?

I’ll answer the second one first:NOT A DAMN THING

It isn’t their jobs, families, or lives they are playing Russian Roulette with. They are continuing to draw a paycheck… a FULL paycheck. ( http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/10/04/2735331/renee-ellmers-shutdown-paycheck/ ) They aren’t the ones trying to make part-time hours stretch to cover full-time bills.

The people who have pushed for or allowed this to happen are not the same people who work long hours in all sorts of weather, putting their lives on the line every day for other people’s health and safety. They aren’t facing lack of income. They aren’t school children who are being told all their hard work to raise money to visit important places from history means nothing now, because those places are closed. They aren’t the brides being told at the last minute they have no venue for one of the most important days of their lives.

They also aren’t taking responsibility for the almighty mess they’ve created. ( http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Congressman-Confronts-Park-Ranger-Over-Closed-WWII-Memorial-226209781.html )

Personally, I am of the opinion we should call for a vote of NO CONFIDENCE against all Reps, the vice president, and the president. Get rid of them, prevent them from running for any office ever again, and start over with a new frame work and all new faces. Term limits, no more paid for life positions, no more Secret Service details once they are out of office. Let them set their own retirement…. I can’t afford mine, yet I am expected to pay theirs? Bullshit.

We have other things to worry about, people. So, to all members of the Congress, Mr. Biden and Mr. Obama…. GROW UP)! Stop acting like a bunch of spoiled little preschoolers, do your damn jobs, and stop taking out all your petty squabbles on the American people! And anyone and everyone who continues to point fingers at each other’s political parties can line up for a dip in the Bog of Eternal Stench!

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About Mad Annie, Bronwyn, Ann

I am a wife.mother, writer, cashier (hey, it helps pay the bills), Pagan who sometimes thinks too much. A jackie of all trades and mistress of none
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3 Responses to Shutdowns and Showdowns

  1. oldwolfmcmlxiii says:

    Of course Congress,Senate and PROTUS don’t care, its all about the Party line, and who blinks first. Heaven forbid that other countries can step outside party politics and do the right thing its Republicans who are allowing themselves to be held hostage by a vocal few who want the current Government pulled down by any means possible no matter who else gets hurt! All it takes is a few good men from all sides to say enough! But I doubt any will as they are all craven cowards

  2. LAMarcom says:

    Some days I just wanna secede from this union. Not Texas, just the union. I can charter my own state right here in my man-cave. I need to come up with a flag first….

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