I am not the most politically astute person. I know just enough to be dangerous (thank you, NPR!), however, I am angry about the Government shutdown.
Here’s how I see it and please, feel free to (NICELY) correct me and/or add in any extra thoughts on the matter in the combox.
I understand the GOP (among MANY others) are peeved about Obamacare and are digging in their heels until they can come to a solution and believe me, I am NO fan of the current Obamacare plan….it’s not well-defined or understood and needs tweeking…lots of tweeking, but people, our healthcare system is a flippin’ mess. However…….did THEY not already vote on this? And now…..NOW…..NOW…..what? They are changing their minds? Want a do-over? Give me a break. You voted. It passed. Let’s move the EFF on. All this government shutdown and people not getting paid is likened to a two-year old lying in the middle of Wal-Mart kicking and screaming for the toy. Enough already, you made the mess now fix it. You are elected officials, and grown ups, how about start acting like it.
One more thing to chew on: Who’s keeping their checks and who’s donating them HERE. Something I will absolutely keep in mind come time to vote. House Rep. Ellmers made this comment, “”I need my paycheck. That’s the bottom line,” Ellmers told North Carolina station WTVD in a phone interview. “I understand that maybe there are members who are deferring their paychecks and that’s admirable,” Ellmers continued. “I’m not in that position.” This kind of thinking infuriates me; the people who are furloughed due to the shutdown don’t have that option. Yes, you are working and paid well throughout the year and for life, for that matter; suck it up sans paycheck….I think they’d come to a compromise a lot quicker if they did.
That’s my two cents. Now, enough of my political ranting, it’s time for my REAL job: Mama!! I am off to tag-team-taxi the kiddos with the Hubster for the day and get ready to see my Mama and my sister tonight!!! Woop, woop!!
Hey Trace =)
Totally get the anger piece, am there myself. Try, perhaps, some other sources which aren’t so anti-Republican and less liberal. Try reading about the Obama administration shutting down national monuments, keeping WWII vets out of memorials, beefing up security around these public places (more personal and expense than in Benghazi). Read about the temper tantrum on both sides/from both sides. Dig a bit deeper and find out WHY the Republicans are digging in their heels. While i agree that the whole situation in a huge mess and both sides are acting like spoiled brats, I think there is another side that perhaps you aren’t hearing if NPR is your only news source – it does love the liberal agenda.
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I do actually understand some of the WHY (bc, while I do love NPR, I also try to get a cross section of conservative and Catholic media views), I just find the timing ridiculous. They should have done this when they were voting on Obamacare a year ago.
That’s about as astute an assessment as I’ve read. Nicely done.
I completely agree with you Tracy! And I am no political analyst either, but it just seems completely childish and just plain stupid. And is hurting lots of people who have no control over it.
I will take a look at the who is donating to, and keep that in mind at election time. Thanks for linking it.
Did you see this? http://www.catholicvote.org/military-priests-face-arrest-for-celebrating-mass-in-defiance-of-shutdown/
Warning though, it’s going to make you more mad.
Have a great day!
beyond ridiculous, Angela. really.