Earmarking the can to kick down the road

If I hear one more congressional numbskull refer to Wednesday night’s congressional approval to fund the federal government and avert a government default as “kicking the can down the road,” I’m going to scream.

Of all the elected officials from Kansas, only Sen. Jerry Moran and Second District Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins voted yes to re-open the government and increase the debt ceiling so the government wouldn’t default on its payments. Continue reading

Washington stupidity at its best

Chuck Kurtz

Chuck Kurtz

So, let me see if I understand this correctly…

House Republicans shut down the government because President Obama and the Senate refuse to negotiate anything that has to do with The Affordable Care Act.

Non-essential government workers are sent home, non-essential government programs and institutions are stopped and closed; the government tried to bar WWII veterans from visiting the World War II Memorial and an innocent young park ranger was verbally accosted by Congressman Randy Neugebauer who told her her she should be ashamed even though he voted to shutdown the government; it is barricading scenic roadside parking areas to prevent people from viewing Mt. Rushmore; closing parking lots to privately run businesses that happen to be on government land; forcing people, including physically handicapped seniors, from their homes that sit on government park land; and not allowing privately run charter fishing businesses to operate off the coast of Florida are just a few examples. Continue reading

Further proof they are idiots!

From the Huffington Post:

Rep. Randy Neugebauer’s (R-Tex.) Wednesday confrontation of a poor park ranger on the scene — who was doing nothing more than her job — blaming her for the closure he voted for and telling her that she should be ashamed of herself.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/03/congressman-park-ranger-memorial_n_4037524.html?ncid=txtlnkushpmg00000037

 

Government shutdown a backdoor plan aimed at Obamacare?

One health insurance insider says yes

Despite reports that the government shutdown is not and will not stop The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to take effect, is it possible that Republican leaders and conservative political backers saw the shutdown as their Plan B if they could not get the president and Senate Democrats to delay its implementation as part of a budget agreement?

A person, who asked not to be identified, but has high-level connections with a local health insurance company that has been interfacing with Washington to determine how to code software to administer the health care exchanges, says yes.

While the president maintains the ACA cannot be touched or affected by the government shutdown and has said the long delays and online problems in the first two days of the law taking effect is due to the overwhelming number of people trying to use it. Continue reading

Rockin’ Shutdown Eve…

And some thoughts from Jon Stewart of The Daily Show

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-september-30-2013/jon-stewart-s-rockin–shutdown-eve

Government shutdown hogwash

In the words of philosopher Forrest Gump, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

That pretty much sums up my thoughts on both houses of Congress as well as the president.

All our elected officials in Washington are to blame for this government shutdown fiasco, sending folks home on unpaid furloughs while they continue to receive their $200,000 salaries, enjoy their Cadillac health insurance coverage, for doing nothing more than reading Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor while claiming they are listening to the American people.

What a waste of hogwash! Continue reading

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