In the midst of a partial government shut down putting cold chills through many people,today is 50o and bright sunshine. If one didn’t hear any news or talk to anyone it would seem a beautiful, magical world.
Unfortunately I did read USA Today and heard NBC nightly news. I know that parks are being cleaned by volunteers on their dime,federal employees who are furloughed are worrying about how to go without paychecks while others forced to work are not showing up. 45 simply says they will work it out..as if late fees and utility disconnects are ok. My heart aches for the many who are trying to keep all the plates spinning and knowing it will not work. As was pointed out, this new year resets the deductibles on health insurance so this is the most expensive time to have health issues.
While the workers are greatly impacted,immigration courts are closed, NTSB is hobbled, TSA screening is taking a hit, research is at a standstill, food safety cut,prisons that were understaffed are now massively understaffed. I felt a chill when I read nurses in prisons are now being pressed to cover for guards. when I investigated Wexford and found their prison nurses were forced to work double shifts routinely,that frightened me, but a tired nurse being forced to do a job she is neither prepared for or likely has the temperment for terrifies me.
This whole mess comes about because one uneducated,insulated,vulgar man screams he is making the country safer with concrete and steel bars. Look how safe his temper tantrum is making the country. As a mother, I know how to give him what he wants and save the country: put him in a prison cell in the black site at Terre Haute where the wall is concrete and the door is steel.Then the 325million of us will be safe.