As if there is not enough evidence already that the U.S. Republican House Members are arrogant, insulting, and unfit for office, consider the reaction that government workers have from being classified as non-essential. There are some basic things that Republican ideologues don’t seem to get, and their not getting it makes them treasonous.
“Treason” is the crime of betraying one's country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.
While Republican House Members have not yet threatened the President with bodily harm, they have surely attacked him relentlessly in ways that denote hate, and that is a crime in America. Most significant, Republican right wing conservatives and the rest who appear to be going along with them, have undermined the United States of America by shutting down government services. They have arbitrarily decided what is good for We the People. In fact, they have ignored American voters who are 90% against them, and have threatened this list of essential things required of government.
- Nation secured economically - 100%
- Nation has a sustainable economy - 100%
- Nation secured militarily - 100%
- Homeland secured from terrorists - 100%
- Employment opportunities for all who can work - 100%
- Upward mobility for all who are prepared commensurate with ability - 100%
- All persons provided minimal sustainment as a baseline to start - 100%
- Social security assured for all persons - 100%
- Clean air and water - 100%
- Best education in the world - #1
- Freest nation in the world - #1
- Lowest crime rate in the world - #1 in least crime per capita
It is unAmerican to behave as the U.S. Republican House Members are, and surely voters will remember in November 2014. 233 Republican representatives could just go home, and the nation would be better off for that.
“UPDATE 1-U.S. government workers feel sting of being 'non-essential'
Tue Oct 1, 2013 4:25pm EDT
By Alina Selyukh
Oct 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. government shutdown has divided hundreds of thousands of workers into those classified as critically important and others seen as less so, bruising egos and leaving many grappling with the financial toll of unpaid leave.
"I'm heading in to be non-essential," said one Environmental Protection Agency worker on the metro transit system on Tuesday as she joined many others going to work just to cancel meetings, lock up files and set out-of-office messages on email and voice mail.
The U.S. government shut down for the first time in 17 years after Congress failed to agree on a budget, splitting federal workers into a painful pecking order of "essential" employees who have to keep working and "non-essential" workers sent on unpaid leave.
Some 800,000 to 1 million federal employees nationally are expected to be furloughed because of the shutdown. They will be required to suspend work-related activity, including checking email or using work-issued phones and laptops, until lawmakers break the political stalemate and pass a spending bill.