Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gov't. shutdown

I wonder if the shutdown started at the top or bottom. Probably, I don't have to spend a lot of time wondering...  I'm sure it started at the bottom.

The American Public should demand that pay for the President and Vice-President, all Cabinet officers, and for all members of Congress (the Senate and the House) stop. As in, S-t-o-p. All perks, too. No more free haircuts, cut-rate meals, parking, etc. Cancel their government credit cards. Ground Pelosi's airplane, unless she wants to pay the full operating costs out of her own pocket, without any prospects of reimbursement - ever.

And the Public should demand that all government employees and appointees be covered under ObamaCare. Then we'll hear some screams. And that they sign up on their own time, not on compensatory time.

From one news article: "The effect on tourism already was being felt. Barricades were erected around some of the nation's most cherished monuments, from the Lincoln Memorial to the World War II Memorial."

Veterans yesterday had the right idea. Just push the barricades out of the way and walk on up to the Vietnam Memorial. And we should do the same at federal parks, etc. Just pack out your own trash, folks. Who needs a Parks employee at $60,000/year to empty trash barrels?

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