You think the economic meltdown was bad, try introducing the government shutdown.

Legislation needs to get the budget figured out by midnight tomorrow before government budget runs out. If they can’t, the government shutdown fucks up millions of Americans because they can’t get paid.  According to Alan Grayson from the Huffington Post, this is bad for college kids like me and military people like my boyfriend. I can’t get government student loans and he’s not getting paid. Did I mention that a shitload of federal workers are going to lose their jobs, too?

Alan Grayson’s explanation of the government shutdown.

People getting fucked over by this according to the Washington Post.

But hey, Grayson says we can all go broke and file for bankruptcy. Yeah, tell that to people getting laid off and my boyfriend in the Air Force whose not getting paid. Where the hell are these people supposed to get money for rent or, I don’t know, food?

Oh right, the Republicans don’t give a shit. (At least that’s what I’ve been reading)

Okay, so maybe I’m being incredibly pretentious here. I’m not exactly affected as I don’t use student loans from the government and my folks don’t work for the government. But it does bother me that my boyfriend isn’t getting paid. Sooner or later, he’s going to be stressed about the money (as if working overtime and weekends isn’t bad enough) and guess who’s relationship gets fucked over?

Selfish, I know. Plenty of people out there with families to provide for losing their jobs and here I am complaining about this.

What I don’t understand is why the Republicans are letting it come to this. What is up with the constant need to disagree with the other party (yeah, Democrats do it, too)? Can’t these people just figure out what to do and not fuck up the rest of the country? Not everyone sits on millions of dollars here; this country can’t afford to not have money while legislators play their blame games.

Sen. Howard Dean says the shutdown is the best thing in the world. Here’s why:

Really? That’s so mature, isn’t it? I don’t see why these people can’t figure out a budget right now. The economy sucks, America’s in debt, everybody’s broke. Deal with it. No amount of budget cuts is going to change that overnight. These legislators really think bashing each other out helps? Hey, if every insult and blame you guys throw at someone pays someone’s rent, knock yourselves out.

As an immigrant, I will never cease to be amazed by the US bipartisan politics. It’s like…okay, I don’t have a metaphor but it’s ridiculous nonetheless.

And here I was thinking this country’s so awesome with all its power, money, and smart, educated leaders; I thought this government had its shit all figured out. Turns out it’s just as screwed up as Philippines, except we never had a government shutdown there.

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