letter editor2FRANKFORT, Ky. (9/29/13) – Both sides of the aisle have their guns loaded and aimed at the political opposition.
 
Members of Congress nor the Senate are perspiring a drop. Each resembles Cool Hand Luke; unshaken and for good reason. They don't really give a big jiminy cricket. Why should they? As long as they are in office the gravy train never stops.

The federal shutdown is looming over us. On September 30th life will be changed primarily for three groups: our military, our federal workers and our national parks.
 
Social Security checks will not stop. Medicare payments will not stop. The post office will not stop. Soldiers in Afghanistan are at risk of taking a bullet or encountering roadside bomb. They are also at risk of being carried off the battlefield to the news that all their automatic pre-pay checks just bounced because Uncle Sam did not make the payroll deposit. How in the name of Betsy Ross could we ever expect an American soldier to be wearing our uniform while worrying if his paycheck will be a stupid IOU from the government!

All the while, back at the OK Corral in the hallowed halls of Congress there will be no fear of being slow on the draw. No, no, noooo! They don't even have to care. If there is a government shutdown their paychecks keep coming. Nothing can shut down the pay of the mighty do nothing Congress. I should take that back. Do you remember when the airlines had a hitch involving the budget for the air traffic controllers and Congress was affected? Congress had a meeting and resolved the issue faster than the President lights a cigarette after ducking out of the white house pressroom. The flight schedules created delays in travel for Congress. The House of Representatives approved by 361-41 a budget fix designed to avert their anticipated inconveniences and happily continued their weekend travels without a hitch.
 
Congress opted out of Obamacare. They don't want Obamacare. Apparently, the President has a higher opinion of them than the average American citizens. Congress is too good to have the same insurance as average America.

If Obamacare is bad for Congress and the President, then it's bad for the entire country. If there is not enough money to pay the military and the federal workers, there is not enough money to pay the President and Congress. Include the President and Congress in the same shutdown rule and you will see how fast Congress starts working together to resolve our budget dilemma.
 
Glenn Mollette
 
Glenn Mollette is an American columnist read in all fifty states. Contact him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Like his facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette and find his books at barnesandnoble.com
 
Listen each Sunday night on XM 131 8 EST
 
Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 17,598.20
-91.66 (-0.52%)    
2 S&P 2,098.04
-5.80 (-0.28%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,115.38
-12.90 (-0.25%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 30, 2015 3850

Webster Man Leads Police on Chase through Parts…

by SurfKY News
July 31, 2015 3773

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2861

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 01, 2015 2576

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2496

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 17, 2015 16698

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News
July 23, 2015 15688

UPDATE: Family Confirms Body of Missing Teen…

by Shawn Freels, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 02, 2015 1761

Poole Wins Hopkins County Fair Talent Show

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1450

Tiniest Division of Hopkins County Fair Pageants…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1289

Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 1277

Community Helps ‘Cram the Hummer’ for School…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 1035

Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Encourage…

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 934

Spinal Cord Injury Patient's Foundation Sponsors…

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 925

Back To School Bash Brings Crowd to Mall

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 666

Two Vehicle Collision Injures One, Driver…

by SurfKY News
August 03, 2015 629

Vehicle Accident Results in One Fatality

by SurfKY News
August 02, 2015 620

'The Free' Gets Greenville Crowd Groovin'

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News