So I don’t know if you guys have heard, but our Government was recently shut down.  Yeah, the people we “elect” to “run our country” couldn’t reach a “compromise” so they just “quit.”  Yes, it’s true.  They simply quit doing their job.  If I could simply quit doing my job with no real fear of personal repercussions, I probably would.  But I probably wouldn’t put 800,000 people out of work, without pay.  I probably wouldn’t jeopardize the safety and well-being of an untold number of Americans, once the funding provided to various organizations by the government I just shut down, simply quit flowing.  

 

I am not too fond of this idea of a shutdown, you guys.  We are talking about a bunch of people who spend their time yelling at each other during the day, and yachting during the night, and in the meantime that can’t come to a compromise to avoid the absolute biggest possible cluster-cuss in the history of democracy.  This is a satirical piece, because I’m choosing to employ satire.  It should be a satirical piece, though, because it’s a total impossibility that a number of “well-qualified” human beings, who we elected to the positions that they fill, can’t put aside their differences long enough to stop our entire system of government from literally ceasing to do what it was put in place to do.  This is a debacle.  It’s an outrage.  It reflects a total lack of competency on the part of everyone who is involved.  

 

If you’re pointing fingers, go point them somewhere else.  This isn’t just the Democrats, or just the Republicans, or just that “socialist Obama,” this is every single Washington bureaucrat who hasn’t lived in the real world since they were elected ten years ago, and yet is under the distinct impression that they have a valuable decision to make on my behalf.  I would like to take this moment to assure them all, they have no such decisions to make for me.  They may be better off to return to their place of business, and do their job.  I’m an American.

 

And I deserve a lot more from every single one of them.  

 

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