Imagine one of those dreary winter days where getting out of bed seems like a marathon. Most of us would hit the snooze a couple of times but eventually, stumble out of bed.
Scalding water and hot coffee would do wonders for that lack of motivation.
It seems that our congress, made up of well-paid officials elected “by the people and for the people,” has pulled the covers over it’s head and said “not today.”
Well, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Obama, and everyone else who can’t possibly come up with another solution, hate to break it to you but you are fresh out of “mental health” days. So, please quit your whining-crying-sandwich-buying-won’t-budge rhetoric and reopen the government—it is THE GOVERNMENT for God’s sake. All we are asking for right now is a budget; a sensible budget that appeases both sides. Come on! Should Chris and I come down there and show you how it’s done? Because if the two of us can agree on a budget….
Oh sure, the TSA will keep at it, and our federal emergency responders will respond, and Medicare and Medicaid will keep paying me to take care of sick people. So, I guess since this is only a “semi” shut down, it’s not that bad. I am pretty sure no one else in the civilized world watching us believes that.
Meanwhile, my kids college funds took a beating this week because the stock market is all skittish, 800,000 people are sitting at home fretting over paying the bills with anemic paychecks, and Dennis, who waited 35 years to walk the battlefields at Gettysburg will have to wait a bit longer.
I wonder how much time and money it took to print those fancy signs that say “Due to the government shutdown….”
The fiasco unfolding between John Boehner’s Republicans and the Obama Democrats takes me back to the Romney vs. Obama debates. As I listened carefully to both sides, trying to weigh the pros and cons of each, an image kept popping into my head. It was not of the White House Oval Office. It was not of the American flag flying freely in a breeze. It was of a Port-a-Potty versus a hole in the ground.
This week, just like election week, I find myself torn between the two sides. One just stinks, and the other…well you better just watch where you step.