Originally Posted by plecain
The goal on this kind of thing is to make it as painful as possible for as many as possible.
And then to point your finger at the other guy - It's his fault.
That's my impression as well. I am among those furloughed today and who knows when my income comes back. I know politics are not tolerated here. Hopefully it is OK to be aggravated with all of them tonight because this is not the first time it has happened to my family this year. I financially plan for bad times so my family will not go hungry. I will walk the ditches picking up aluminum cans before I let them down. Think I'd get up early to do that and work some trout fishin into my uncertain times. I remember my Dad saying "put some more water in the soup, better times ahead" That's always true if you make it so!