See before You–Issa King! All Hail!

Entitlements enrage many, especially many elected Republicans. Social Security. Obamacare. OBAMACARE!!

However, when the government shut down, a strange thing happened. Republicans started complaining about how they and their districts were affected adversely. The first I heard about was the outrage over the closing of military memorials. Then others started popping up. For example, Rep. Steve King (R-IA), already notorious for the farm bill King Amendment, is unhappy with the impact on him and his: “Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said on Wednesday that he didn’t see why EPA couldn’t just continue writing a biofuels standard that the Congressman supports. ‘I don’t know that a month delay, perhaps, at EPA is something that is going to push us back that far.’” Then there’s Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) who wanted a law suit he’d filed to move forward despite the shutdown. His request was met with this: “Federal Judge Slaps down Darrell Issa over Request for Shutdown Exception.”

I guess the answer is that these folks DESERVE their entitlements. NEED special attention. Their actions certainly suggest they are entitled to their entitlements. However, others, the little people, the lesser people, the lazy and probably welfare-oriented, possibly even wrongly hued folks, do not? People without privilege do not deserve their entitlements? Could it be as simple as that? Doesn’t the blatancy of the actions of people like King and Issa suggest they are exceptional and DESERVE special consideration, treatment others simply do not DESERVE?

Were this not so infuriating, I’d be laughing at such painfully revealing actions.

Once again, I find myself thinking about the French Revolution. I wonder why.



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