I will start with the personal, and take it from there.
My soon to be ex-wife is an MD at the VA Medical Center. She is expected to show up for work, as a "critical employee," but she has no idea whether she will get a regular paycheck during that time.
How many of us know people around here in that same situation?
USGS: another earthquake in Japan today. Is it governmont waste worth shutting operations to stop this agency from addressing this issue?
SLAC: what gets disrupted, potentially ruined, due to this Ton Phoolery?
I am of the the belief that Congress and the White House need to address the country's fininacial sitiuaation.
President Obama had a task force which did a great job. The Prez blinked.
We now have a proposal from Congressman Paul Ryan, which is a bad starting place, but is a starting place for future budgets.
But to be in this current confrataion about the current fiscal year is absurd