It's personal for me, as I have a pending VA claim that is now delayed until the workers come back.
At least the VA Med Centers are still open for those who need them.
And guess what?
Obamacare has taken effect anyway.
DC rush hour today
Dare one ask why america is closed or would that be provocative ?
A game of blink that went too far.
Just our beautiful "Grand Experiment" having a momentary case of gas.
Will probably get interesting now. I just hate having that claim held up that I was hoping to have by the 7th.
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800,000 laid off.
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I went by the Rescue Mission today and the line was no longer that any other day. No one I had contact with or talked to said it was other than a normal day. Can they stay closed until after April 15 so I don't have to pay my taxes?
Hasn't bothered me either!
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Satire only works if you know the people being satirized.
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You're either part of the solution or part of the problem.
Are you a taker or a giver?
I'm beginning to think SOMEONE in the Senate should pull Sen. Ted Cruz aside and tell him in no uncertain terms...
KEEP YOUR DAMN NOSE OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES!
I've tried, but his switchboard in DC is jammed every time I try.
Looks as if it might finally be over. I heard a senior Republican on the news here talking openly about "neutralising Ted Cruz" whom he clearly blamed for the entire debacle. America defaulting on loans would cripple the economy in the US but also in many other countries around the world that lent them the money in the first place. Imo America has diminished itself in the eyes of the world as a result of this round and sadly it's likely that you'll be here again on the 7th of February.
It's over until January.
Unless the House Jackassalopes decide to get serious about the conference committee to come up with a budget with the Senate.
I ain't holding my breath.
The agreement to end the shutdown is a prime example of why I am an Independent rather that Republican or Democrat. While the Republicans rant and
rave about Obama care and the Democrats refuse to negotiate on the debt ceiling and the media carries on about which party is the winner and which is
the looser and the devastating effects of defaulting guess what? Behind the closed doors Harry Reid (Democrat) gave Mitch McConnell (Republican) 3
billion dollars for his home state which bought his Republican support for the agreement.
This is the reality of politics in Washington. Neither party understands that the taxpayer is fed up with this type of negotiating. It would be interesting to know just what else was slipped into the bill and whose palm got greased to get the Government going again. Getting that bad taste out of my mouth.
Bunch of jerks that the American people vote into power, for some reason.
on the plus side
My granddaughter works for Social Security. She did not get furloughed and had to work the same as usual but did not get a paycheck. Now that things are sorted, she will receive her back pay so in reality, the shutdown had no effect on her.
Other than people not being able to live in fresh air until the paychecks are in place...
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(This will drive ole Scholar BATTY. TWO Obama photos he has to skip past.)