The Government Shutdown (With Bonus 'Red Eye' Podcast!)

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.

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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!

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