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A recap of the past two days:

1. Kids with cancer are being turned away from NIH drug trials.

2. Cousin Halbarad and his wife, who are both park rangers, have been furloughed -- that is, they're no longer being paid -- and are not allowed to set foot in their own park, except to use the daycare.

3. The supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children (WIC) is not being funded.

4. A woman has gone missing at a national park in Idaho, and the park rangers who know the territory are actively prohibited from helping to look for her.

5. The Food and Drug Administration is currently not inspecting food or drugs for safety.

6. The Library of Congress is closed to researchers.

7. The intelligence agencies that prevent the terrorist attacks that security theater doesn't touch are running on 30% staffing.

But, goshdarnit, the Congresspersons who ordered all this to happen just so that people like me won't be able to afford health insurance because that's against freedom -- well, they're still getting paid!

What's wrong with this picture?

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elliska
Oct. 3rd, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
That is what absolutely kills me about this. The people that would most benefit, both from a functioning Congress and the ACA, are the most vocal against both. They actually blame the Dems for not agreeing to defund the ACA. It goes back to that lack of living brain cells.
frenchpony
Oct. 3rd, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
I suppose it's down to the brilliant writing of Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone in 1776, then:

DICKINSON: spoken Don't forget that most men with nothing would rather protect the possibility of becoming rich than face the reality of being poor. And that is why they will follow us . . .

CHORUS OF CONSERVATIVES: sings To the right!
Ever to the right!
Never to the left!
Forever to the right!
Where there's gold,
A market that will hold,
Tradition to uphold,
Reluctance to be bold.

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