Thanks to money.cnn.com

Thanks to money.cnn.com

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My friend Eric in Brazil sent me the idea and I have modified the letter from our government below:

Email from the NSA (National Security Agency) to all taxpayers:

We regret to inform you that our illegal dragnet surveillance of domestic communications and communications records of millions of ordinary Americans has ground to a halt because of the current government shutdown.

We request that everyone refrain from using email, social networking media, blogs as well as making phone calls since our ability to spy on you has been impacted by the actions of a dysfunctional Congress.

Please do your part in this National Time of Need.

Thank you for your support.”

I appreciate the humor, making fun of our government, but, there is always truth hidden in humor.   You don’t make fun of Jimmy Durante’s big nose because it is small and unnoticed.  Comedians make fun of Congress daily because Congress, on a daily basis, says and does things that are humorous, yet they are real and have an influence on how most of us live our lives.

Don’t think that’s true?  One of the best straight lines in the history of mankind is, ” We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”  It was delivered, by the way, with a straight face and all seriousness by then Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  What a gold mine for comedians.  Yet the truth is that we knew almost nothing about the new health care law (Obamacare) until well after it was passed by the Democrat Majority in Congress.  The fact is that we still know little about what the consequences of passage of that bill will be.

The press, today, is filled with articles about how much the shutdown will cost us, how much the taxpayer will have to pay to right this wrong.  I contend that the opposite is true.  Congress will not pass any new and costly laws while things are “shut down.”  Except for the huge number of automatic spending programs, a great number of other programs will cease to operate and will save us untold amounts of money.

I think it may be good to just stop everything long enough to see what we truly need and what is icing on the cake.  What do you think?

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