Well, at least we are getting a picture of what the Administration considers “essential” and “non-essential”.
Apparently thuggish treatment of senior citizens and WWII veterans is “essential” and medical treatment and disability payments to our nation’s veterans are “non-essential”. :shrug:
Linked here at USA Today: usatoday.com/story/nation/2013/10/08/shutdown-casualties-combat-benefits-unpaid-pentagon/2941809/
Our President is proud of talking to Iran, who many consider an enemy state.
Yet he will not discuss the operation of our government, and the means to pay for it, with the body that is charged with the responsibility to manage the funding of it.
I have watched about 17 or 18 of these kabuki dances before, this is the first time that I have seen an administration that takes delight in inflicting as much human pain as possible. It almost seems as if they are trying to provoke a violent response to their thug behavior.