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Subject:  More Shutdown Fallout Date:  10/13/2013  11:51 PM
Author:  billjam Number:  18658 of 20640

You probably saw a news story this weekend about the delay in determining the Social Security COLA due to the gov't shutdown. That alone wouldn't be so bad but it will snowball as Medicare can't set the Part B premium, insurance companies can't set Medicare supplement premiums until they know what Medicare changes, IRS can't set tax brackets, standard deductions, etc for 2014, most pensions can't set their COLA's.

God, don't you love the 535 idiots in Congress who are still collecting their paychecks for not doing their job. Well, actually they are doing something. The House keeps passing individual spending bills while at the same time refusing to touch the debt ceiling. So once more they are spending the money but refusing to pay the bills when they come in.

Meanwhile about 30 super idiots say it's no big deal if the country doesn't pay it's bills. Oh for the days when bankruptcy was a stigma you never got over. But now we've gone from saying it's fine for an individual to just walk away from their debts to saying it's fine for the whole country to do it.

My late parents were both registered Republicans, but they'd run as far from this current version of the party as they could.
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