Starving the people with the guns could be potentially dangerous and since we've been going with 'support our troops' propaganda to shut down opposition to military action since Viet Nam, it's a bad political move, especially for conservatives. Congressmen get most of their money from legal bribes, so cutting their salaries probably wouldn't hurt them much, but I'd be fine with trying just to see what happens. My town is home to a federal prison and I'm seeing rumblings on facebook that the guards aren't being paid.
Originally Posted by Jennifer
And the thing with WIC that makes me especially crazy is that when I was on it, they had a pretty hard time getting funding to encourage and support moms that wanted to breastfeed because there isn't any money for the dairy lobby in breastfeeding, so they are pimping their asses off selling formula for the dairy lobby and when they've got all these poor families depending on it (because once your milk dries up, it's probably not going to come back until you have another baby) they just pull the rug out like it's nothing. And it can permanently screw up their brain development if they do without for long enough, if the stuff I read when I had little ones is true.
So many people are getting screwed and there aren't any consequences for the folks responsible for it. I contacted my congressman, but this is what he's got on his website:
House Republicans believe this approach can and should find common ground with Senate Democrats and the White House,” said Bucshon. “Hoosiers have made it clear: they don’t want a government shutdown and they don’t want ObamaCare. This is a reasonable and fair solution. We grant families the same relief from the harmful effects of ObamaCare that the President gave big businesses, repeal the medical device tax, and ensure our troops gets paid if the President and Senate Democrats force a government shutdown. Now it is up to the Senate to do their work on behalf of the American people.
So we're apparently shutting down the government and starving babies over a 2.3% tax on medical devices. I'm sure my email will be very persuasive.