Here's one case where I hope the government shutdown trickles all the way up to our Supreme Overlords in DC, where they have been issuing one stinker after another (at least on the civil side).
What would happen if the Supremes just took this term off?
(I know this won't happen -- "essential services" and all, but it's an interesting thing to think about.)
How much worse can things get?
In other news, Herald political reporter Marc Caputo details the political "gaffe" of the Obamacare website having technical issues.
I don't disagree that the GOP has seized on the glitches, but let's put things in perspective.
Have you tried getting a hold of Blue Cross lately? Or your cable provider? Or your cell phone provider?
Remember when your new iPhone worked perfectly?
Neither do I.
Try getting Wells Fargo to credit you for a mortgage payment they claim you never made, and then come cry to me about spending a few hours on a glitchy government website that is actually designed to help you.
Finally, here's a bill before the Florida legislature that -- believe it or not -- appears to be a good idea:
State Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Parkland, filed a bill he's hoping will be considered and passed at the legislative session that starts in the spring. The bill would provide $3,000 a year to repay loans of prosecutors and public defenders with three to six years of experience, and $5,000 a year for those with six to 12 years on the job — a total of $44,000 for those willing to stick it out in a public sector job in a field where the big is in the private sector.Sorry young financially burdened public servants -- we're too busy banning animal sex and Sharia law!