Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Yes, Senator Collins, We're All Worried
As if today's vote to open debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act doesn't make you sick enough, think about the debt ceiling.
Senators are. In fact, Republican Susan Collins of Maine (who had the balls to vote "no" today on healthcare) and Democrat Jack Reed of Rhode Island were caught sotto voce on a hot mic, discussing the looming threat of the federal budget fight and the utter fecklessness of the nutcases and ideologues now in charge.
"If we don’t get a budget deal, we’re going to be paralyzed," Reed says to Collins, who agrees. "DOD is going to be paralyzed, everybody is going to be paralyzed."
"I swear, the OMB just went through and whenever there was 'grant,' they just X it out," Collins says. "With no measurement, no thinking about it, no metrics, no nothing. It’s just incredibly irresponsible."
Says Reed: "I think he's crazy." Responds Collins, "I'm worried."
We all know who Reed and Collins are talking about, don't we? Especially after yesterday.
We've been worried since November 9, but even before today's events, the Trump speech to the Boy Scouts sent us over the edge. And for some reason we can't get a song out of our heads. It's called "Tomorrow Belongs To Me." We cats HISS and hide under the bed.