We have entered week two of the federal government’s “shutdown” and, amazingly, Americans are still hanging in there. This is a fact that has chagrined federal politicians to no end. In an effort to convince us all that we really need our omnipotent overlords, federal agents continue to execute their directive which, as one federal employee has unhappily admitted, is “to make life as difficult as possible.”
So far their actions have included closing national parks, barricading monuments, holding elderly vacationers hostage in Yellowstone and, horror of horrors, shutting down Michelle Obama’s Twitter account. If I didn’t enjoy the silence I would ask someone to tell FLOTUS that Twitter is free.
Sure, these are annoying maneuvers, but they’re fairly innocuous. They seem more like an overgrown temper tantrum than the triumphant return of the Dark Ages. On one level it’s actually been pretty entertaining to watch the federal government work so hard at trying to make us miss them. On another level it’s a little sad, kind of like a jilted teenager trying to make his ex-girlfriend jealous by going to prom with his sister.
Either way, it’s a little hard to miss them when 80% of federal bureaucrats are still on the job, the NSA is still spying on us and our earnings are still being stolen from our paychecks.Details