I’d like to offer my sincere thanks to Ted Cruz and other far-right Republicans in the House of Representatives for giving me extra time to work on the RV for the next few days. Of course, I probably won’t be able to pay my daughter’s college tuition in December but life is full of little trade-offs, isn’t it?
Thanks also to Ted and his colleagues for showing us what modern democratic governance is all about. After all, less-capable leaders would put their narrow political self-interests in reelection, and the desire to pander to their power base, above the national good by throwing the political equivalent of a tantrum. But not you, Ted, or your Tea Party friends…good on you!
A big thumbs up to John Boehner as well for refusing to cave in to all those nasty, wrong-headed, moderate Republican turncoats who don’t see the burning need to defeat Obama at all costs…costs that include wrecking the nation’s economy, and depriving it of a functioning government infrastructure.
And finally, kudos to Congress in general for not jumping on the no-pay bandwagon after sending 800,000 civil servants home without income. Who knows what damage would be done to the DC economy if our wealthy senators and representatives didn’t get paid? I can only imagine what the economic impact would be to Washington’s liquor stores.
Meanwhile, December will be here before we know it. Anybody need a 50-year old kidney? I’ll make you a great deal…