Thursday, April 7, 2011

When will Congress grow up?

As I continue to mature ,(or at least try) I grow increasingly more dumbfounded at the arrogance of our government. There's an issue every week that I just sigh and wonder when someone will be elected into some part of our government who is there to do good, not serve themselves. There's got to be someone right?

This week, similar to about three weeks ago is the budget delay, once again the military will go without pay if Congress doesn't come up with an agreement on their long overdo budget. Something just doesn't make sense here. The MILITARY will suffer the consequences for CONGRESS not being able to do their job correctly. Am I hearing that correctly?

Sure the military will get paid eventually but that doesn't mean service members won't be late paying their bills, rent and mortgages. I just love how Congress voted for an extension last month so that they could go on vacation. Can service members go on vacation while they wait to be paid?

If you'd like to read CNN's take on this, click here.

1 comment:

  1. Great commentary... Nick was pissed not so much about the money, but moreso about the principle of it all. These guys are asked to difficult, dangerous things away from their families and their employer can dicker around and decide that's not important enough to pay them. I guess things worked out okay for now, but the whole thing is disheartening in terms of the message it sends. Also kind of infuriating that Obama has taken more days of vacation than Nick has in the past 2.5 years. Sorry to rant!