For over two weeks the GOP closed the government in an effort to derail the Affordable Care Act. Except for the Republicans’ radical Right (yes, Ted Cruz, I’m talking to you and your lemmings), no one disputes how destructive this was to American’s confidence in our government. If you listen carefully, even George Will is moaning. What we could have done with the $24,000,000,000 of taxpayers’ money they wasted just to make their ideological point. In the end, the citizens and more moderate legislators resoundingly rejected the Radical Right’s antics. They gained absolutely nothing but disdain.
So, what’s a furloughed government employee to do with his sudden time off? Well, I think we all tried to make the best of it. I exercised, did some art, formed a Facebook group for my fellow furloughees, the Furloughed Employees Activity Center, so we could remain in contact, found myself in the media a few times, and helped around the house. Oh yeah, I also composed a short bit of “music” to convey my displeasure with the circus going on at Capitol Hill.
Debuting for the first time together, my Furlough Sonata in 24 Tweets:
Original Washington Post article.