Phew! Head Start shut down but Gym for Congress Members is OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

PaulRyan_620_101112Let freedom ring! Only in America, ladies and gentleman. USA! USA! Great news guys! You may have heard that the government shutdown GOP decision to shutdown the government because it really doesn’t want people who aren’t wealthy to have access to health care, means that non-essential programs like, say, early education for children, cancertreatment, domestic violenceservices, salaries for government workers are on hold. But, thanks to the leadership and orders of John Boehner,  certain very essential things, sacred things, cannot be touched by a government shutdown. Like the exclusive House Member’s Gym, which provide members of Congress with a swimming pool, basketball courts, paddleball courts, a sauna, a steam room and flat screen TVs. I’m pretty sure that’s what the Founding Fathers meant by inalienable rights. I mean “among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” But I’m sure if they had more scroll paper and  if ink hadn’t been so expensive, they would have taken the time to add in treadmills, flat screens etc. And of course, the power needed to heat the pool and turn on the lights and the money for maintenance and to staff the gym.

 

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