Political Action Comedy
A series of ten + minute plays by Thomas M. Kelly & Seamus O'Shea.
Comments on the politics of the times.
Cut spending across the board! We're learning to Love Sequestration! Cut spending across the board! We're learning to Love Sequestration! Cut spending across the board! We're learning to Love Sequestration!
The president's sequester strategy is like Howard Beale in "Network": "Woe is us. . . . And woe is us! We're in a lot of trouble!" It is always cliffs, ceilings and looming catastrophes with Barack Obama. It is always government by freakout. That's what's happening now with the daily sequester warnings. Seven hundred thousand children will be dropped from Head Start. Six hundred thousand women and children will be dropped from aid programs.Meat won't be inspected. Seven thousand TSA workers will be laid off, customs workers too, and air traffic controllers. Lines at airports will be impossible. The Navy will slow down the building of an aircraft carrier. Troop readiness will be disrupted, weapons programs slowed or stalled, civilian contractors stiffed, uniformed first responders cut back. Our nuclear deterrent will be indefinitely suspended. Ha, made that one up, but give them time. Mr. Obama has finally hit on his own version of national unity: Everyone get scared together.
Now on Chuck Hagel... We saw with his nomination something truely extraordinary which is the government of Iran formally and publicly praising the nomination of a defense secretary. I would suggest to you that to my knowledge that is unprecedented to see a foreign nation like Iran publically celebrating a nomination. It may be that he spoke at radical or extreme groups or anti-Israel groups and accepted financial consideration... we don't know..., but it is the minimum relevance to know that that two-hundred dollars that he deposited in his bank account came directly from Saudi Arabia or came directly from North Korea.