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Shutdown: Some Numbers To Mull Over While Our Government Does Nothing

It’s estimated that the government shut down will cost the tax payers twenty one million dollars a day. In addition, the shut down will slow down the economy to the tune of three hundred million dollars a day.  Meanwhile, the stock market began to plummet before the shut down even went into effect. In addition, an estimated eight hundred thousand government workers are now on leave without pay. Furthermore, vital social programs such as WIC will be shut down, leaving many who rely on government assistance to fend for themselves. Looking forward to retirement? Not so fast my friend. You’re application for Social Security most likely will not be processed until the shut down ends. Want to go to a national park or museum? Forget about it, they’re shut down as well. The absurd list of those affected by the shut down goes on and on.

This  is our conservative party at work folks – or in this case non work. They are diligently and systematically destroying our country in order to undermine our president. This isn’t a mere temper tantrum over Obama-care: This is treason.  This is one of our parties demonstrating a complete disregard for the country they supposedly have sworn to protect and work for. The government could have easily been kept operational if the Republican Party would have budged one iota on their ridiculous demands. The House and Senate could have easily passed a spending bill that did not include the defunding of Obama-care, John Boehner wouldn’t allow it.  The GOP isn’t looking out for the American people, they’re looking out for themselves, as well as the likes of the Koch brothers. This traitorous act by the Republican Party is akin to the boy with the football going home until everybody lets him play quarterback. Let me tell you something boys, the game you’re trying to shut down went on without you: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect while you were collectively packing your footballs and going home. Your little game of chicken accomplished nothing, other than seriously damaging our economy. It’s not Obama nor the Democrats who are suffering from your childish and churlish behavior: It’s millions of people in this country who will suffer.

At the very least, the GOP leaders who are leading this crusade against John Q Public simply must be voted out in 2014. At the most, they should be led away from their tax payer subsidized day care in shackles. In closing, I would just like to say this to John Boehner and the rest of his petulant cronies:


  1. October 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Speaking of the Kochs, they should be hung by their balls. They are the leaders of the bullshit they have created, and they should be investigated….


  2. October 2, 2013 at 2:03 am

    You have that right Don.


  3. Moe
    October 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I am faint with envy that you found that amazing Johnny Cash photo. How perfect.


  4. Sedate Me
    October 11, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I find it funny that victims of the shutdown range from the big (FDA, FTC, FCC, EPA) to the small (the Panda Cam, NASA TV Channel). What escaped the chopping block is telling too. Military Academy football largely escaped, for which a triple option fanatic like myself is grateful, as are military recruiters and the Military Industrial Spy Complex in general..

    Most relevant, the salary of members of Congress and all their perks remain untouched. I guarantee you, if they weren’t getting paid, this thing would never have happened.

    In all, this shutdown is primarily hurting those with the least to lose. But it is also murdering America’s image. This once rich & powerful nation has been reduced to borrowing money from “communist” China and hitching rides into space from KGB/Mafia Russia. Now, not only can it not pass legislation, it can’t even keep its doors open.

    It’s only a matter of time until the world pledges fealty to its new ruler.


    • October 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      In my opinion, the world still has the same old ruler: Money. Money has ruled for centuries, and will continue to do so until the end of days. Only the names change, not the end game.


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