Apr 8, 2011
GOVERNMENT - What are you good for!?
In case you've had your head stuck in the sand and don't know about this....the congress and the senate have not been able to agree upon a budget for the 2011 fiscal year.
Why not? Basically in the congress, the republicans want to cut a bunch of spending and the democrats want to keep spending where it is and neither is willing to budge.
So what does that mean? That means that they've argued and dragged their feet and remained pig headed for so long that if a budget is not passed by midnight tonight, the government will shut down.
Oh wait, let me re-phrase that, the "non-essential" parts of government will shut down, which largely boils down to the hard-working, working class people who actually get crap done. WHICH, by the way, INCLUDES MY HUSBAND. So hundreds of thousands of people will be on vacation....UNPAID vacation....for an undetermined amount of time. I say undetermined because it will be as long as it takes for the JACKASSES is the congress and senate to do their jobs and pass a budget. But don't worry, the jackasses still get paid.
Oh that's right....I straight up swore....in all caps...on my blog.
I just cannot even handle the craziness right now. I have no words for this. It is downright unaccepatble! My brain cannot even wrap around how ludicrous this is! THIS IS THEIR JOB. The result of them not doing their job is that hundreds of thousands of people will be on UNPAID LEAVE. Do our senators and congress men and women have any idea how many people are living paycheck to paycheck these days and have mouths to feed and simply cannot afford to be UNPAID!? I really don't think they do. I really don't think they care an iota about their constituants and the average Joe. Because if they did, they would have gotten a budget passed LONG before this so that a government shutdown wouldn't have even been in question. But now it looms on the horizon.
So in this lovely nation we now have the people who work hard every day getting shut down and not paid...while the people who have NOT DONE THEIR JOB shall continue to get paid while they try to muddle through their gridlock that is devastating others. I say we don't pay THEM until they DO IT!
P.S. fortunately we live within our means, have put money into emergency savings and household savings and have been plowing ourselves out of debt with vigor so we'll be okay. We'll be tight, but we'll be okay for a bit. But if it takes them any length of time, we'll be up a creek like many others!