All over a social issue that has no business being in this particular budget negotiation in the first place. Shame on the Republicans. I lay this one on them. I read this morning that they are holding out because they fear more Tea Party challenges in the next election. Hello? What about we Independents? You'd best not forget about us. We're thoroughly disgusted with the whole lot of you, but then it doesn't seem to matter.
What can be said about the maturity of our legislators when Harry Reid accuses the Republicans of wanting to deny women cancer screenings. Defunding Planned Parenthood is a far cry from that. And other than Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham, who really thinks the counseling services provided by Planned Parenthood is bad? Besides, abortion, if that's really the issue, is the law of the land, and it's also law that Federal funds cannot be used for abortions. So the argument to me is murky at best.
Then there are the two Democratic activists trying to organize a Facebook event to have people dump their trash on Speaker Boehner's property. They have even threatened to go ahead with it even if the shutdown is avoided.
Why do I bother blogging? Why does any sane person even follow politics? Perhaps they don't and that's why they're sane. I used to think it was over paid, over indulged actors and athletes who represented the worst of our society. That list must also include politicians. It's hard to believe we actually elect these people. It's even worse we have to live under the laws they pass while they exempt themselves. We have problems in this country far worse than an unbalanced budget. It's an unhinged Congress!