And that’s not all. Prepare yourselves, friends. You may want to send the children out of the room:
Shutdown affects ppl Mems of Congress see daily. They push elevator buttons for them, serve them food, hold their doors; now home w no pay
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) October 1, 2013
Yes, senators and representatives have to hit buttons on their own in their private elevators and open their own doors — and get their own food! I just pray they can hold up under the strain. Curse you Tea Party and Ted Cruz!
Not that I don’t feel for anyone laid off, but… Do we really need to be paying for elevator operators (1) and door lackeys? Isn’t this just a wee bit elitist and out of tune with democratic republicanism?
These are dark times, my friends.
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(1) Which I haven’t seen in a private setting since I was a child in the Sixties.
(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)