Sunday, October 06, 2013

The House finally does something right

By Michael J.W. Stickings

The Hill:

The House voted unanimously Saturday to retroactively pay back federal workers who are not receiving a paycheck because of the government shutdown.

Members approved the Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act, H.R. 3223, in a 407-0 vote, with 25 members not voting.

Workers will not be paid until the shutdown — now in its fifth day — ends. About 800,000 workers have been furloughed. 

Right, it's not federal workers' fault the Republican Party has been taken over by a gang of teabagging zealots and that in fact the whole damn party has come to embrace anti-government zealotry as a core component of its right-wing ideology -- and that these zealots shut down their work.

Though while retro pay is really great, of course, it might be better, you know, for these people to go back to work NOW and get paid when they're supposed to, rather than to have their and their families' lives fucked around with like this.

Speaking of the House, what's crazier, more absurd and nightmarish, it or, well, House?

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