Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snowstorms, Shutdowns, and Chanel

Walking to my office this morning in my Chanel snow boots (I was surprised how prepared DC was for Snowstorm Octavia, although, it wasn’t what I had hoped), my mind was on the train derailment in my native state of West Virginia. With yet another water crisis on their hands, I remembered several mentions of Homeland Security during the first water crisis.

It’s outrageous that Speaker Boehner would allow funding for the Department of Homeland Security to lapse, however, the shutdown didn’t seem to hurt Republicans in November of 2014, so why not have another one? It does seem a bit counterintuitive for a high-ranking Republican to let funding for Homeland Security lapse when, in fact, it was a Republican President who established the Office of Homeland Security. Not to mention the fact that this shutdown threat comes in the midst of heightened security issues.

Nearly two months after Republicans gained control of Congress and no progress has been made to improve the lives of Americans. I hope voters will remember this Unless they choose to keep drinking that contaminated water.