Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Check out this from the Sierra Club:

Yesterday was Yosemite National Park’s 123rd birthday, but due to the federal government shutdown that commenced , no one could  attend the party. Visitors already there were ushered out of Yosemite — and every other national park, national monument, and national seashore.
But the fallout doesn’t stop there. The EPA will furlough 9 out of every 10 employees, and communities around our parks could lose up to $30 million in business for every day of the shutdown. Rather than make the American people pay the cost, the U.S. House of Representatives needs to ditch the political posturing and fulfill the basic duties of their job: Make government work.
I’d like to remind them of the constitution which sates government: “For The General Welfare Of The People.”  They seem to have forgotten that. I believe it is unconstitutional to deliberately shut down government. They should be fired.

From Newsmax:

The 91 veterans on an Honor Flight from Mississippi weren’t going to be denied the chance to see the memorial built for them.
Arriving on four charter buses at Washington’s National Mall yesterday morning on the first day of a federal government shutdown, the vets found the World War II monument barricaded and its fountain idle. A sign on the fence read “Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN, All National Parks Are CLOSED.”
With a bagpipe escort, the veterans ignored the barriers and walked or were pushed in wheelchairs to see the column for Mississippi. Park Police stood by, watching.

“This is ridiculous,” said Tom Bratner, 89, who served as a Seabee during the liberation of Guam in 1944. “I hate the Republicans. They’re pulling all kinds of stuff trying to hold hostage things like this.”

My philosophy questions, is it too much to expect  that any adults left in the House would be open to discussions about how to improve Obamacare?  How about Medicare for all Americans, single payer, no middleman or big pharma in between. Get rid of those costs and we could count on health care costs going down, down, down and be billions ahead. Wouldn’t we all benefit from some adult behavior?

Hate isn’t the answer. Our houses of government should not be above the law or make any laws that don’t affect them equally, including health care. We should have free election channels for all. Don’t ask. I’m full of ideas.

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