Once again Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell play the tiresome game of shutting down the government.
They have blocked a bill which would suspend the debt ceiling and avoid a government shut down.
Thus, because of McConnell’s maneuvers, there could be a potential government shut down.
Thank you for wasting our time, Mitch McConnell.
I can tell you exactly how this will end.
We’ve seen this story one million times before.
It’s like watching a Godfather marathon.
Seriously, how much more of this movie can you possibly take? I mean, you every line better than the Lord’s Prayer.
After much back-and-forth, after much hand wringing, after much national discussion, an emergency deal will be hammered out by Congress at two in the morning, and the government racket will continue.
Everyone will smile.
The media will gasp a sigh of relief.
Mitch McConnell will slap the back of Chuck Schumer and old Chuckles will reciprocate.
Dog and pony show act completed.
Thank you, elites.
Thank you, Corporate America.
I’ve got a better idea, Mitch McConnell.
I’ve got a better idea, puppet masters.
Instead of wasting our time with these fruitless, half-assed measures, which only serve to make Republicans look like responsible stewards of the economy in order to fool their clueless, unquestioning base, why not construct or initiate a comprehensive bill which might help the people of the United States of America?
Why not push forward with interested Democrats a bill to provide affordable healthcare for all people through a decentralized, competitive marketplace?
Why not do what the Democrats have traditionally done and propose a plan?
Why not then prosecute that plan?
Why not push forward along with interested Democrats a bill which gives us high speed rail as an alternative to increasingly expensive and cumbersome jet travel?
Why must we always wait for the Democrats to take the initiative?
Why must Republicans always play the role of the opposition?
Why don’t we try something different?
It’s time Americans understood that it’s not as important that Congress spends a lot of money as it is what Congress spends that money on.
I want Republicans to ACTUALLY do something innovative which would accomplish all the things that they say they stand for.
I want a bill which puts more money in the pockets of more average Americans.
What I don’t want is posturing by Republicans as part of a scripted dog and pony show designed to make them look good.
I’d rather have Republicans do good than look good, especially when their fruitless measures don’t make them look good.
But I suppose that that’s the true endgame of our elites. Have the Republicans appear to be responsible financial stewards of the economy while accomplishing nothing. Then when the coast is clear, have the Democrats initiate and pass more policies which end up putting more money in the hands of fewer people.
Thank you elites.
Thank you Corporate America.
Thank you, Mitch McConnell.
Thank you for wasting our time.
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