Government shutdowns, meltdowns & letdowns

I wrote this piece for a local newspaper a few weeks ago but thought I’d share her just for fun. So I’m sorta becoming a legit writer…who knew?I cranked out another piece at under 350 words though I seriously hate having to limit myself…I always have more to say!

This week Congress showed the American people that they are ready to throw their wishes in the toilet. Congress effectively sent home 800,000 workers in what President Obama labeled ” an ideological crusade” by GOP lawmakers determined to gut his healthcare law. It seems its time to impeach a great deal of Congressional members who feel their job is not to represent the people in a democracy but to exact their will in more totalitarian fashion. The GOP, as well as the Democrats, would do well to return to kindergarten and relearn good old fashioned conflict resolution skills. This week Congress showed the American people that they are ready to throw their wishes into the toilet. Congress sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labeled an “ideological crusade” by GOP lawmakers determined to gut his health care law. It seems its time to impeach a great deal of Congressional members who feel their job is not to represent the people in a democracy but to exact their will in more totalitarian fashion. The GOP as well as the Democrats would do well to return to kindergarten and relearn good old fashioned conflict resolution skills. The fact that a government shutdown is looming on the horizon is unacceptable and absurd.The shutdown will cause hundreds of thousands of people to stay home without pay…but that doesnt include a single member of Congress or the President. at a rate totaling more $250,000 a day, our tax dollars will continue to flow freely into the pockets of those who are refusing to work for them. What a rather ironic state of affairs caused by the GOP who pride themselves on not overspending.

In light of the GOP’s desire to be fiscally conservative with our money , one has to wonder how wasteful it is to hold a vote on something not once, not twice…but forty times.  The definition of “insanity” in the Websters dictionary is “such unsoundness of mind, lack of understanding as prevents one from having the mental capacity  required by law to enter into a particular relationship…or as removes one from criminal or civil responsibility.’ We are living in an age where the insane truly are running the asylum. House Republicans are akin to small children who repeatedly ask for something even after being told “no.” The people of America have voted for this. As with small children, its time to calm down, listen and accept what’s being asked of them to do. Otherwise it’s time for everyone who is no longer interested in doing their job to take their ball and go home

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