Via Gawker, here’s why we have a government shutdown:
Kudos to the guy who says “Just the name says it all.” LOL. A nation this uninformed deserves what it gets. Then again, maybe I’m being too harsh. Conservatives spent millions of dollars and thousands of hours trying to confuse Americans about what the Affordable Care Act really is and does.
Republicans can’t govern their way out of a paper bag but when it comes to confusing the American public, they do a masterful job.
Obamacare enrollment website has been completely overloaded.
Apparently there’s a demand for this thing that nobody wants/needs/understands.
Also via Gawker, How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting You. A lot of this stuff, like backlogs in paperwork at the VA and delays in approving contracts and grants, will have a ripple effect down the pike. Don’t be surprised if Republicans moan about government inefficiency in about six months, when the very thing they complain about was caused by shutting down the government.
Which reminds me of that other great quote, this one from P.J. O’Rourke: “The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.”