Thanks for the toon--we all need a good laugh at the clowns currently performing in Washington. The sequester has shut-out many jobs; some folks were ill-prepared and thought their weekly paychecks were guaranteed. When the smoke is cleared we may find many of the jobs were vital, and many were useless. The debt ceiling is a joke, just like an individual having a debt limit on a credit card they weren't responsible to make purchases with all along.
BobMKE, I'm very much a fan of Cruz. The GOP will be doing damage control for the next two elections because of him and his friends antics. It's like an early Christmas present to the DNC.
When I once worked for a Texas transplant company here in Tn, a coworker often jokingly remarked that the best thing that ever came out of Texas was an empty bus. Many of their right-wing politicians should have missed that DC bound bus.
The recent GOP shutdown over Obamacare will be like a fender-bender compared to the train wreck in two weeks when the debt-limit debate unfolds. Any extended furlough of govt employees with the ripple-effect into private businesses will crash the already fragile economy. There will be no winners, only losers.
fairmon said..."Obama care is another overly complex way of redistributing wealth"
The latest figures show that the top wealth has grown the past few years while the middle has shrunk.
Obamacare is the first step toward a single-payer system. Unwittingly, the Repubs keep pushing it closer by incessant attacks.
Thanks to Obamacare law, thousands more folks have health insurance today who had none a couple days ago. Yet there are still many greedy against Obamacare, who themselves are only a paycheck away from needing it.
As for the shutdown, if those involved are "non-essential" for a few days then some portion of them are probably permanently non-essential. Being fired would only result in them being moved into another subsidy bucket.
By the way liberals not one Republican voted for obamacare, not one."
The Republicans masterminded a big part of Obamacare, then as a block voted against it to appease the simple-minded voters back home. They could have killed it with available procedures if they really wanted it dead, but then that would also have killed support from a big part of their corporate contributors.
Five years and hard work had finally brought the economy back from the brink. Like pyromaniacs, the right-wing in Congress torched all these efforts.
The extreme-right call themselves a "party" but continue to ride the GOP funding and organization, while bashing their core leaders. If they have such strong principles, then go ahead and form an official national party. The country has needed a third viable party for some time.
PlainTruth said... "EaTn: So the VW workers are paid poverty wages?" Of course not, but good paying jobs have the unions previous hard fights to thank; and the poverty wage jobs are ripe for help from collective bargaining. Union busting and increase in poverty jobs are not coincidental.
Maximus said... "EaTn obviously one of those Yankee carpet baggers up there in Knoxville." Nope, born and raised on a farm on Cumberland Plateau, and don't care for carpet baggers either. Just think it's obscene for any job in this country to pay poverty wages.