Thursday, September 26, 2013

Government Employees Roaming the Streets?

Dear Madame L,

Is it true that Congress is going to shut down the government just so Ted Cruz can have his day in the sun?

And what will happen to the government employees who are shut out of their offices and unable to work and forced to go on unemployment?

Also, by the way, not that it really matters to anyone in Congress, if the government is shut down, what will happen to the rest of us, I mean, the ones who are not government employees?


Afraid of the Apocalypse

Dear Afraid,

Madame L's saying soothing sounds

as she types this reply. 
"Shush now, baby, don't you cry."

See, it's a lullaby! Go to sleep now and don't worry about it.

No, My Dear Readers, Madame L predicts that the government will not really be shut down on Oct. 1; that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex) will live to regret his ridiculous faux-libuster; that government employees won't have to receive unemployment checks from their state governments; and that non-government employees will keep asking themselves, "Why do I watch the news any more, anyway?"


Madame L

P. S. If the government is shut down, yes, the Apocalypse will break out in hives, and, yes, you should blame the Republicans in the Senate and the House of Representatives. If you want to write or call them to remind them of who the real non-essential federal employees are (i.e., not them), check the contact information at the top right of this screen.

1 comment:

AskTheGeologist said...

Actually, the Republicans in the Senate are extremely upset that the House abides by the Hastert Rule: that 40 members of the House can hold the entire federal government hostage because they refuse to compromise - and repeatedly threaten their own House leaders.

Last I checked, holding Americans hostage was a Bad Thing. Great way to get turned into Fish Food... that may contain lead (may Osama NOT rest in peace).