The US government is so screwed up, it doesn’t seem to know which end is up. Washington has finally settled the debt ceiling, a short term budget, which end on January 15, and the debt ceiling ends on February 7.
For 16 days, a certain amount of federal employees didn’t get paid, national parks closed, but in those 16 days, both houses of Congress collected their pay checks. This is not right, and they should be ashamed of themselves, for accepting those checks.
Come next January, we’re supposed to go through with this bullshit again, and probably another three months after that.
It’s maddening at what goes on down in DC. It’s one big Dysfunctional Family, and many other foreign countries must be scratching their collective heads, at what the hell is going on.
Since the government is shut down, for the second time in the last 17 years, the people who are so supposed to represent us, the Congress and the Senate, should have their pay reduced. They should get the minimum wage, which is around $8.00 an hour, pay for their own health insurance, and no more than two weeks vacation.
The people who are supposed to be working for us, get away with a lot of bullshit, and could care less about what is going on. True, there are some good people in both houses of Congress, but there the ones who can’t seem to drill it into the so called Tea Party nuts of the Republican Party. These clowns think they can do just what the hell they feel like doing, and that is putting the screws to ordinary people, who have to work, or don’t work, because of different reasons.
How would they like it, if they was paid the minimum wage?
It’s time for them to stop nit picking, and get real.
The ending of 2010 is finally coming to a close. It was a good year for some, especially the ones who have jobs that pay obscenely high bonuses, then there are the ones who somewhat good paying jobs, and then there are the unemployed, who have to survive on unemployment checks, food stamps, and worrying about how and if they can pay their rent and or mortgage. Plus health care premiums keep going up among other things.
On the political front, we have some real whack jobs going to Washington in the first week of January, in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, though when you think about it, some of these people that will be taking the oath of office(s), that they seem not to represent the people who voted them in, but for the their own self interests, especially the Republicans, which most of them only care for big business, big banks and the idle two percent richest people, and the hell with Joe 6-pack.
With that said, I would like to see the major t.v., radio, newspapers, and real journalists start calling out some, if not all of these right-wing jackasses, by trying start speaking the real truth, and solve the problems that this nation is going through, and people should wake up and stop watching Fox News with their lies upon lies, and twisting stories around to their liking. Its a damn shame the so-called newscasters on Fox, keep getting away with spewing the bullshit. There is no need for it.
Here’s hoping that 2011 will be a better year for us all, and that things do get better. That’s all I can ask for.
Happy New Year everyone.