08 April 2011

800,000 political pawns

I'm on proverbial pins and needles. One of my dearest friends is a government employee. She is one of some 800,000 who are likely to be furloughed unless the House GOP grows up today and stops playing politics with the lives and livelihoods of the government employees.

The Tea Party Congresscritters who are causing this budget crisis were voted into office because the American people were frustrated and wanted a change. But I don't think this is the kind of change those voters had in mind.

People voted for them because they were fed up with the high unemployment rates. And now these newly elected Tea Partiers may cause 800,000 more people to lose their jobs.

Sadly, I think the irony is lost on too many people.

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