First the the debt ceiling deal, then the threat of the sequester, then the actual sequester, then the outrage over things that don’t warrant the outrage when held relative to things that do warrant outrage although nothing really deserves outrage when you let the sequester happen your ownself because you couldn’t play nice in the sandbox and then the suggestion of ad hoc fixes to things that are the most visible. Right now the two things that are causing the most uproar are the airport delays caused by the furloughing of air traffic controllers and the distant second being White House tours. The latter cause of uproar being RIDICULOUS to complain about. Suck it up. Go to the Smithsonian. Take one for the team. Write your shitty Congressperson. And the former cause of uproar being not ridiculous so much as just “what the hell did you think was gonna happen when the sequester calls for 10% cuts across the board.” If a flight being delayed is the absolute worst thing that happens because of this, then the sequester is not such a bad ride really. But since it isn’t by a longshot and there are kids now being kicked out of preschool, seniors missing out on Meals on Wheels, Medicare cancer patients getting turned away for treatment and so on, people need to transfer their uproar to different places. Like their shitty Republican Congressperson. The one who says Obama spends too much (not true) and we need to make cuts. Well, here are your cuts. An indiscriminate 10% across the board. Huzzah.
Back up, we should have just raised the debt ceiling like we have done every year without any notice and the Right should not have used it as political currency. And now even after they summarily lost across their board (their own party sequester), they are still using it as currency as opposed to taking their lumps and actually going to the table with the Democrats to compromise on policy. You lost. Or as Uncle Ruslan would put it, “YOU ARE LOSERS. YOU PUT A SHAME ON OUR FAMILY. YOU SHOULD BEG FOR OUR FORGIVENESS.”
House Republicans (artist’s conception)
Republicans in the House transportation subcommittee called Federal Aviation Administration administrator Michael Huerta before them on Wednesday to whine …