Friday, October 18, 2013

Budget Conference Committee...deja vu all over again

The scene in Washington DC looks eerily familiar. A budget (super) committee meeting before a sequester deadline with government shutdown and debt ceiling deadlines looming shortly after. The same cast of players including the entrenched Tea Party which just can't seem to get the idea. Hopeful? Not so much.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Government by Crisis

Well, another crisis averted. Time to rest up over the holidays before the next crisis ensues. The politicians in Washington can't seem to govern except by crisis. This is especially true of the Republicans in general and the Tea Party, specifically. Ted Cruz and his ilk have proven that they don't have the brains that God gave tuna fish, but they do have the smell. If you think that these morons will spend the time the brief reprieve gave the country trying to make things better, think again. They have an agenda of  indifference to the plight of others and greed which doesn't seem to include ANY room for compromise. We can only hope that they will be voted out of office, but, again, I don't hold out much hope. You can only imagine the minds of anyone who would vote them into office in the first place.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Republicans--job creators, nope

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/04/lockheed-martin-furloughs_n_4045758.html?ir=Business&utm_hp_ref=business

BETHESDA, Md. -- BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Lockheed Martin says it will furlough 3,000 employees on Monday due to the government shutdown. The big defense contractor said Friday that the number of employees put on furlough will increase weekly if the shutdown continues.

Way to go Tea Party.

Even Republicans question their people in congress

"When the it comes to the government shutdown, Democrats are all on the same page -- they've grudgingly accepted extremely low spending levels; they've not making any new or extraneous demands; and they see no need to take Americans' health care benefits away to satisfy a bizarre far-right crusade.
Are Republicans equally unified? Not so much. A fair number of House Republicans see this tantrum as pointless and are ready to end this fiasco; quite a few Senate Republicans have no idea what party leaders are thinking; and no one in the party has any sense at this point of what GOP officials are supposed to do next."
It's pretty bad when the wealthy Republican contributors question the idiocy of the Tea Party in congress. This whole thing is being driven by the 10% of the Republican party who really don't care about anyone else than themselves. Like little children, they throw a tantrum, stomp their feet and refuse to do anything they're told. It's time for the rest of the Republican party to pull our their parenting skills and send these morons to a "time out". 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Closed for business

The U.S. government just went through day 3 of the closure due to the idiocy of a small group of radical GOP house members. For most of the American people, the impact is not all that great...unless, of course, your only decent meal was at a Head Start program or you were going into a clinical trial for your incurable cancer...or you are one of 800,000 federal government workers....or...

And then, there's the uncertainty of the economy which keeps businesses from hiring, or the middle class from buying or ... Way to go GOP! Your tantrum over the ACA has managed to affect a large number of American persons. I hope your constituents  aren't trying to buy a house, get an SBA loan or otherwise deal with the Federal government, because...hey...it's closed, thanks to you.