Do the Republican members of the House care about the Americans they're hurting by shutting down the government? Or are they just having fun with politics at our expense?
Meantime, a significant number of furloughed government employees are worrying about when they’ll see their next paycheck. Children, parents and spouses have been hit. Businesses are feeling the effect. It may seriously hurt our recovering economy. “This is not just about politics,” writes the Street’s Richard Saintvilus. “There are real-life implications here. The ‘
Of course, that’s not exactly how conservative media are broadcasting the story, as
It would be amusing if it weren't so depressing.
And it’s not just the media. It’s the actual politicians who are talking out of both sides of their mouths.
"It's a particularly obnoxious form of hypocrisy," says Maddow.
So too is a Congress that gets paid despite failing to do its work, its public service, while so many people suffer in waiting.