And for what? I'm talking about the closure. And that this is only a few months reprieve before the nincompoops do it all over again.
And it wasn't even a full closure, with all sorts of exceptions. And then the unmitigated gall to strike out at some of the things they forced to close in the first place.
I'm sorry, but National Parks and museums being open are not a priority. If you didn't want WW II veterans to be shut out of the WW II Memorial or White House tours or the Smithsonian, you shouldn't have shut them down. If you're feeling the heat from your constituents, own up to it. Say I'm one of the idiots that forced this closure over an ideological fight that a minority of us believe or I was too chickenshit to oppose. Aren't you proud of me? Aren't you glad I pissed on your vacation, in a country where vacations are hard to come by, except for Congressmen? Aren't you thrilled that we harangued Park Service employees for imposing our will on the citizens? People who aren't allowed by law from speaking out personally against your nonsense.
You appropriated the money, the Administration spent it per your law, so pay your damned bills. Don't try to throw the burden of your desire for cutbacks to fall on the poor, the sick, the uninsured, the people with preexisting conditions. Don't have hissy fits over your incorrect, nonsensical and frankly contradictory views on socialism and fascism. Don't create fiscal crises with your continued worshipping of tax cuts, while failing to restore the tax rates on the rich to where the system actually worked. Don't bleat about more tax cuts when the last several rounds both hurt the treasury and failed to create any jobs.
Stop trying to invoke sympathy from a middle class when your every misguided policy seems to want to destroy that middle class and prevent future citizens from joining the middle class. Quit hawking the woeful bogeyman of welfare and election fraud when it isn't a problem. And will you let places like the National Hurricane Center actually help people and reduce all that property damage you don't want to pay for, unless it's the Right States? Your hatred of science is making a hash of things and will drive this country into the ground if you're not careful.
And stop being so surprised when the majority fail to capitulate to your blackmail. Learn what the word compromise means -- Hint: It doesn't mean I get what I want when I threaten to hold my breath until the country turns blue and the world economy asphyxiates.
This whole charade was and is useless. Yes, I am grateful that there is still a government as I leave to go home and continue my recovery and that the economy has been spared a meltdown when I couldn't do anything about it.
We do not need any minority group to hold the government hostage. Don't like the President? Run a candidate who can win. Don't like the defects of the so-called Obamacare? Fix it. Come up with proposals which not only can work and get votes, but doesn't make things worse while you feel smug.
And can you actually read the Constitution instead of making it up as you go?
Yeah, I don't go off on political rants often, but this has been damned frustrating to watch this unfold from a hospital room. You cannot know how frightening to know whether you will have a home and care and a job to go home to. It has been a useless exercise in bullying and tantrums, not good governance.