Friday, October 11, 2013
Dear TeaPublicans, the following Americans thank you for making their difficult lives more miserable:
Low-income Americans on federal nutrition aid
Women, Infant, and Children feeding program
AmericansTemporary Assistance for Needy Families
School lunches for needy American children
Food stamps for poor and low-income Americans
This TeaPublican shut down will affect other government services as well:
"...the federal government is going to start picking and choosing which bills to pay. Depending on the vagaries of cash flow, maybe today the military doesn't get paid, maybe tomorrow Social Security checks don't go out, or maybe Medicare can't cover its bills. It's not a good sign of creditworthiness when a house hold starts deciding to pay the electric bill a few days late to avoid missing a mortgage payment. It's much worse when the government whose bonds form the basis of the entire global financial system starts doing that."
All of this hardship on American families, veterans, military due to the TeaPublicans' hatred of President Obama and his Affordable Care Act.
In addition, the fiscally irresponsible TeaPublican/Libertarians are costing America milllions and millions of dollars for their temper tantrum:
Shutdown Will Cost U.S. Economy $300 Million a Day, IHS Says
Jay Bookman, Atlantic Journal Constitution:
"[Y]ou can't keep the government shut down for another six weeks. It's just stupid and accomplishes nothing. It certainly isn't saving any money: It has already been decided that federal employees are going to get back pay for all the days they've missed -- the House voted 407-0 in favor of that approach earlier this week.
And 10 days into the shutdown, it has already proved ineffective as a hostage to force concessions. So why continue? Forcing federal employees -- including a lot of folks who make $40,000 or less a year -- to sit at home and try to live off their savings for another week, month or six weeks makes no sense. It accomplishes nothing and does a lot of harm to government services and to those businesses and citizens who rely on them. If we're going to pay these workers -- and we are -- let them go back to work to earn that pay."
But the TeaPublicans/Libertarians believe small government is the answer to everything and will force millions of Americans to suffer while they play with other people's lives to prove it.