Really. There are 234 Republicans in the House, 199 Democrats and 2 vacancies. The vote was 225-201. This means that there are two Republicans who are not insane. Kind of like Sodom and Gomorrah, someone looked back. (When I get the full list of who voted how, I'll post the link).
The recess starts soon. Will the highway appropriations bill reconcile between the House and Senate versions beforehand? Probably not. And so on August 1st, the FHA will start turning off the taps, leading to stalled road projects and unemployment. The House, by the way, will work 14 days between now and the end of the year and get paid for it. Go figure.
There is a burgeoning crisis in Africa. Alan Grayson wants a bill on the floor to ban travel from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to prevent the possibility of Ebola hitting our shores. But, let's sue Obama.
Ukraine, Gaza, Libya, just to name a few powder kegs roiling world order. But hey, let's ignore that.
These giant sucking problems are on top of the structural problems of climate change, equal pay, and civil rights. And yet, people don't seem to care.
Do YOU care? Do you care enough to do something? I'll be registering voters this weekend, handing out promise cards, and starting to canvass for the candidate of my choice on Monday. Please help me. Commit to vote these people out on 4 November 2014. Register voters. Canvass. Phone Bank. Please stand with me and say "enough is enough." Take action.