The last shutdown we were in Washington DC. To be truthful I cannot remember what happened. I know I went to work and the sailors that worked for me did. I am not sure about the 36 Civil servants. As best I can remember you could not tell the difference. And after it was over the workers received back pay, and the system kept on.
It is strange to me that we always want a balanced budget, we always want government spending cut, but when it comes to it nobody can agree.
Sorta like a city dump. Do you have that problem where you live? Most places do. We all know we must have a dump, or the latest term is ‘land fill’. But we don’t want it in our back yard. You can bet the dump goes in the lowest pay area of your county. The ones who cannot raise enough stink to make a difference.
Sorta like the groups who want the State budget balanced, but do not want a pay cut and will strike for it. They will shut it down if they don’t get their way. They will paint a picture that nobody loves us and Gov’t is just covering for the fat cats. That is always a good line.
As a general rule we Americans will compromise and give more it the problem is truly explained. I was proud of Reagan when he fired the Air Controllers, and reworked the system.
There are times that the little man will suffer. Note these pictures of the USA, and that was only 80 years ago. Lucy might remember some of this. I say that because I think Lucy is the oldest person I know that blogs here. Our man Sam isn’t active anymore.
The poor paid during the last depression. There was no unemployment or bail outs.
Enough, just wondering if the shutdown would bother you?
SMART A$$ ANSWER
A truck driver was driving along on the freeway and noticed a sign that read: Low Bridge Ahead. Before he knows it, the bridge is right in front of him and his truck gets wedged under it. Cars are backed up for miles. Finally a police car comes up.
The cop gets out of his car and walks to the truck driver, puts his hands on his hips and says, 'Got stuck, huh?'
The truck driver says, 'No, I was delivering this bridge and I ran out of gas.'
I remember my dad talking about driving from Georgia to Hollywood, FL, Stuffing rags and weeds in tires after blow outs. Wiley, Sherry’s dad, a died in the wool Republican said, “FDR was the best thing that ever happened to the USA”.