Alice in Wonderland
I’m tired of all these hair sprayed, blow dried, self tanning political gigolos threatening to shut down the government. Why the hell do I pay taxes? Why am I'm paying them a salary to shut down the operation I elected them to keep up and running?
I get paid a salary to do a radio show every afternoon, five days a week, from 3 to 7 pm. I don't threaten to shut down my show and still expect to be paid, but these asses in the House of Representatives do. They want to stop the train even though you and I paid them to keep it going. We'll all be dumped off at the next stop while they still get to snooze in their tanning beds, drink expensive Washington D.C. scotch, go out to dinner, and dine on lobster thermidor and prime porterhouse steaks. They'll kick back and giggle, but yes, the law says we have to keep paying our quarterly taxes, keep up with our obligations, and chew on our fingernails at 35,000 feet because air traffic controllers won't get their checks.
Every time this has happened it's been the Republicans in the House who've pulled the rug out from under us. Apparently they're too bored to cope with the economy or the help the unemployed, so shutting down the government seems to them to be a good idea.
We pay for this flatulence and that’s what’s got me pissed. They'll still get their checks but other government workers won't. How does that happen? You shut it down, you still get paid, but nobody else does. The lights go out; you take a limo home, and kick back while the rest of the country scrambles around trying to pay the mortgage. Yet on payday you'll still pick up a check. You’ll get your two hundreds grand and all your benefits.
Keep track of who wants to do this and remember who they are. Put in a call to your representative and tell them if they shut the government down, you'll shut them down at the polls. The House of Representatives says it’s the President who's shutting the government down. It's Alice in Wonderland time. We can't afford to go down the rabbit hole.
But they can.