Who needs a gummint anyway?

A possible government shutdown looms, perhaps by Friday night, because the Repugnants tied government spending, and the extension of the debt ceiling, to seeking immigration reform (especially regarding the “dreamers”) and time is running out on getting spending resolutions passed.

So… If you’re eager to visit a national park or need to get a mortgage processed after Friday night… TOUGH SHIT! Because there won’t be any “non-essential” feds around to get that sort of stuff done, and the ones not on furlough will be working for freebies. All because the Rs, who own the White House, the House, the Senate, (and even the Supreme Court) want to build our Orange Overlord’s boondoggle border wall and forcibly ship out at least 11 million “illegal immigrants.” Yup. They’re the party of economic sense and family values, aren’t they?

Worse yet? They’re trying to blame the Dems for this nightmare, even though the party is a minority in Congress and hasn’t the power to obstruct outside of parliamentary procedure. The real blame? It falls to Donnie Dollfingers and the scrabbling factions within the GOP, the party that won’t govern straight. It’s hardly the Dems who are blocking them in reality, and immigrants (legally here or otherwise) are just being expediently used as scapegoats for the R’s intransigence.

So, no gummint come Friday night, huh? Self-fulfilling prophecy, you lightweights? We’ll fondly remember come November. Then you’ll get to clear out your desks and hope for a pension afterward.

John Pierce
Starving cartoonist sans portfolio. Native Angeleno but I'll be mellow when I dead (thanks, Al Yankovic). I live to bully bullies!