I fail to understand why park service employees should feel ashamed of themselves for enforcing the consequences that resulted from actions of that douchebag Congressman.
That idiot did not commit an innocent gaffe. That was a window into how clueless some on Capitol Hill are.
We can blame Congress and we can blame the president and we can blame both at the same time but shouldn’t we blame ourselves. No, this is not the standard ‘we did elect them’ argument, this is a little different. In 2012 we had a status-quo election. The president was re-elected and Congress saw very little turnover. In Virginia we returned the president, the same party retained control of an open Senate seat and the same 11 Congressman were returned, giving our current government a resounding stamp of approval. In 2012 America said ‘those bozos in office are doing a great job, keep it up guys!’ Well those bozos aren’t getting it done. And when I say it’s not working I mean…too obvious.
This next part is a little unpleasant but the truth often can be. We Republicans love to compare government inefficiencies that create waste to streamlined private sector companies who operate well, so here’s one in that sense: If this happened in the private sector, by this I mean employees refusing to turn in a budget which results in the company having to close, then the employees would get fired.
I would like to see some resignations come out of this, but for that to happen it would require adults to own up to the consequences of their failures. I bet that happens at the park service more often than it happens in the halls of Congress, which is a shame.