government shutdown Tag
You hate Congress. We all hate Congress. Great. Now what? Either we begin to make changes to how we vote and stop supporting the system or we shut the hell up about how Washington isn’t working. Because, ultimately, we help perpetuate this system we then pretend to hate.
A tentative deal has been reached to end the prospective federal government shutdown in America. The GOP has taken off the table the defunding of Planned Parenthood, while the Democrats have agreed to cut the budget by $39 billion. Details to come.
Did you know that it’s Regis’ turn to f*&k Don Rickles? Or that the government shutdown will occur unless negotiators s*&k a d*&k? And what’s Steven Tyler doing? It’s all part of Jimmy Kimmel’s weekly game of “This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.”
Has this happened before? What does it really mean when the government “shuts down?” Who decides which federal employees go home and who stays? And can I still visit a national park for chrissakes?
The looming government shutdown pushes itself into the homestretch of negotiations. Though some policy issue details are still being worked out, indications are that both Democrats and Republicans have agreed to $33 billion in cuts. Now if they can just get a deal done by April 9.