Congress is pretty damn good at serving itself.
The Congressional secret new-member handbook, “To Serve America,” is a cookbook. Klata barata niktu!
Was that from The Twilight zone? (“To Serve Man”.)
I have forgotten the details of those old TV shows and movies, but at least the references are in the same genre. For newer SF, I do know the difference between The Force and the Vulcan Mind Meld! That doesn’t change the fact that the Congress bought by the One Percent is populated by predators, and we are their prey.
It’s not just the kids. Yes, it is primarily the kids who will be deprived of education. Those who work in Headstart will be deprived of jobs – take pay cuts – be furloughed. It’s a very personal issue for our family.
I wonder if the congressional genuises who want to make sure they can fly home every couple of weeks have considered the likelihood that the skills of future pilots may be affected by the austerity steps taken by the disciples of Angela Merkel.