'Nut jobs' will likely shut down government

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 1:37 PM

David M. Detorres


Sequestration passed in order to appease the “nut jobs” on both sides of the aisle and to keep our government funded. Everyone thought it would never come to pass because it was such a bad idea. Well, guess what?

Sequestration did become reality and though the nation’s debt shrank a little, we are all lucky that we managed to avoid a crisis. But wait! Our good-for-nothing legislators are willing to gamble with our nation’s prosperity, reputation, reliability and credibility one more time. Senator Ted Cruz, (R-Tex.) and his sycophant Senator Mike Lee, (R-Utah), have managed to bully their fellow Republicans (and two Democrats) in the House of Representatives into passing a bill that would fund the government but defund Obamacare, knowing full-well that this bill will not pass muster in the Senate and would most assuredly not be signed into law by the president. The Result? No Budget is passed and the U.S. Government is shut down.

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines won’t be getting paid. National Parks will be shut down. Layoffs and furloughs will take place. The stock market will plunge. People will be lined up on freeway exits begging for the necessities of life. Hey, while we’re at it, let’s defund food stamps in the amount of $50 billion so children have no food to eat.

America has become a joke. We have managed to cut off our noses just to spite our faces. We can’t stand the fact that we have a black president, that we have Affordable Health Care for everyone, that insurance companies cannot deny coverage for pre-existing conditions and that everyone has to play fair for a change.

Republicans say they worry about how the mishandling of the economy and our nation’s debt will affect future generations of Americans. I submit that their attempt to hold our government hostage and their unwillingness to negotiate and compromise puts any kind of “future” at risk.

David M. Detorres


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