The Government Shutdown (With Bonus 'Red Eye' Podcast!) by Greg Gutfeld 12 Apr 2011 post a comment Share This: So a government shutdown was narrowly averted, and the world breathed a sigh of relief. Well, not really. And I'll tell you why. Normal people hate government. ----- To me, it's like women's basketball. If it's the only thing on, maybe I'll watch it. But if I don't have to, I won't. So imagine network execs fighting over whether or not to air more women's basketball - that's how I feel about government. So, Rejoicing that we're now "open for business," is like being happy your free-loading uncle is staying over, another month. One EXCEPTION: i'm glad the military families are okay... but their paychecks should never have been in play. The Dems could have separated that from this other budget crap - but I guess you-know-who didn't want to. And so we were able to shave 39 billion off a 3.6 trillion dollar budget. To give you some idea of the proportion of the savings, imagine the budget as a trip to the sun. The savings got you to a rest stop in North Bergen, New Jersey. I know that stop. But watching pols do battle over this sliver kills me. It's like watching two muggers argue over giving their victim - you - a dime - so you can call a cab home. Anyway, I hear it's a win for the Republicans, which reveals a sad truth. We are all screwed if anyone calls this a win. We may have cut a tiny bit, but the seeping blob called government still won. And we lose - we, being the folks who work to sustain those who don't. by 2021, The public debt will reach 87% of GDP. And that brings us to Greece. Not the musical - but the reflection in our mirror. Tonight: Tucker Carlson Lori Rothman Robert Kelly John Devore a great lineup!