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Shifting Sands


There are many things wrong with what’s going on in D.C. these days.  I’d like to just cover one of those things.  The latest piece of extortion from the House Republicans is this.  To agree to fund the government and extend the debt ceiling, not for a year, but only for a couple of months, the Republicans want to deprive Congressional staffers of their employer contribution to their health care costs.  In other words, the Republicans will bring the government and the economy crashing down around us because they don’t think that Congressional employees should have assistance in covering their health care costs — unlike the vast majority of employees who work for large companies.  Unlike all other government employees.  Where is the logic in this?  How can they possibly think this makes sense?  We’re going to wreak havoc in this country and across the globe because Congressional staffers shouldn’t have employer help to cover their health care costs.  As noted in something I just read, many Congressional staffers are young, making barely $30,000 a year in one of the most expensive cities in the country.  Logic and common sense, where have you disappeared to.

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6 responses to “Shifting Sands

  1. sknicholls October 16, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Yet…look how they line their own pockets. Hypocritical to say the least. And Congressional Staffers are probably showing up for work many more days that the members of Congress do.

  2. Bastet October 16, 2013 at 7:50 am

    This whole situation has gotten so far out of hand to not even be ironical any more…

  3. Lilith Colbert October 16, 2013 at 8:57 am

    It makes sense because they are tyrants who treat their staffers no better than monkeys on a leash working for that scrap of banana at their feet.

  4. Vince Dickinson October 16, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Weed Therapy just arrived. So I read the first 20 pages. Nice start!

  5. butimbeautiful October 17, 2013 at 3:40 am

    It’s all very weird. Maybe not as weird as our politics, but weird!

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