Just when you thought nobody around here could agree on anything, Democrats and Republicans in Congress come together to unanimously express their unified and unwavering view of the innocent American taxpayer: SCREW YOU!
That’s right. You can’t get these people to agree on whether or not it’s raining outside, but when it comes to their deep disdain for us suckers paying all the bills around here, a hot case of venereal bipartisanship breaks out all over the place.
Over the weekend, the House held a vote and agreed—without a single exception—that when this government shutdown is all over, all these “non-essential” government bureaucrats who have been loafing around at home all this time will all be given back pay for work they did not perform.
So instead of getting a little taste of the furloughs, layoffs, and firings private American workers have been suffering for years in this nasty economy, these federal bureaucrats would be granted extended paid vacations.
Throughout history, federal government shutdowns have carried their own unique silver lining: the federal government was shut down.
It is, literally, the only time we innocent taxpayers get any relief from this crowd of bureaucrats who want to control every little aspect of our lives, spend all of our money, and wreck out good credit.