Congress Government Shutdown Quote

Real Hardship

The GOP Government Shutdown of 2013 is hitting close to home for representatives who have been forced to pick up their own towels at the gym.

Members don’t only have to pick up their towels — they have to reuse them for their showers, because there is no more laundering service. [...]

“This job is very stressful and if you don’t have a place to vent, you are going to go crazy and that’s why I’ve used it all these years,” said Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), who has used the facility since 1973.

Yes, if you don’t have a place to vent you’re going to go crazy. Tell that to furloughed government employees who may not even able to afford a case of The Beast or some other cheap beer because they have no paycheck.

This may be a good time to mention that Congress only works for about a third of the year in total.

Don Young could be on recess right now and have someone do his laundry for him if he and his colleagues would reopen the government.