Got a Minute: A jacked-up haircut

The federal government, in all its infinite wisdom and knowledge, changed occupations this week after graduating from barber’s school.

Posted on 10/5/13

By Lee Coleman

Their first customer, the greatest country in the world, received a jacked-up buzz cut and in the aftermath, the powers-to-be decided they needed an extended lunch break and shut down the government.

Of the greatest country in the world.

All because those we have entrusted to run our government felt perhaps posturing rather than being productive was the best course of action.

Ironically, President Barack Obama held a press conference to discuss the shut-down and the underlying tone was a bunch of finger pointing.

But as is Obama’s methodology, he looked for the positive and ended up touting the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in the same speech that opened on quite the somber note.

Truth is, this isn’t the first time the government has shut down. And probably won’t be the last time.

But the President’s attempt to downplay the shut down with the victory, if you will, of Obamacare, well, in all due respect to the President, the timing was way off center.

Every decision comes with a consequence and despite the jacked-up haircut we all got, the people of this country seemed to be forgotten in the fray.

A perfect example was a group of World War II veterans who traveled to Washington to see the WW II Memorial.

It was locked up because of the shut down. The Memorial is an open area space where no admission is charged and people are free to come and go as they please.

But yet, it took some Capitol Hill lawmakers to come and open the gates themselves so the veterans could complete their journey.

The reason the open space Memorial was locked down. Because the fountain had been turned off and there wasn’t anybody to collect the garbage.

Enough already.

So many good people will be hurt by this act of our government and many will be left wondering where the next paycheck will come from and how do they feed their families in the meantime.

Those in power in Washington won’t have to answer those questions.

They only have to answer to themselves and the people who voted for them.

And in the end, to a much higher authority.

Enough already. Just do the right thing by the people who trusted you.

Thanks anyway but I have my own barber.

Coleman is the editor of the Republican and can be contacted at republicannews@countrymedia.net.