DURST: Budget Impasse Two
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Welcome to Budget Impasse Two. This time, it's personal. We got to set an example to our reluctant negotiators. Luring them into lobster traps at the bottom of Chesapeake Bay has a certain appeal. Locking all the Republican freshmen together and playing Hootie and the Blowfish till their ears bleed might send a message to future hard line Congressdweebs. Or cancel their paychecks. Not these weenie temporary cancellations, like a suspended allowance either. No, we're talking zero, zip, nada, money... gone-O. Just like tax day, only different.Hey, you wanna talk non essential, these guys not only qualify, they have the copyright. They should get a piece out of every other non essential worker's non pay. Something like that. You know how they got one of their pay raises? By not voting on it. Who would have thought them doing nothing, should arouse our suspicion? Their rational for their latest pay raise? They needed it in order to attract a better class of people. Well apparently! And then they tied it all to an ethics reform. "Well, if you paid us more, we could afford not to steal. So much."Congress, you can't live with them, you can't slice them up into tiny little pieces and serve them to the homeless wrapped in bacon and water chestnuts on toast points. Of course, we've never tried.Will Durst is willing to give it a shot.