As if teachers haven't had a hard enough time lately with being told we're lazy, we don't care about kids, we're greedy and we brainwash our children... now, if the House can't get its act together and the government shuts down, our field trip to the National Zoo is kaput.
Now, the ex-Hill staffer side of me isn't too worried because MOCs tend to have more hot air than actual action, so if a shut-down does happen, I don't see it lasting more than a few days. This is tax season after all. But, the teacher side of me doesn't like the wait-and-see prospect of this situation.
So, hey, Members of Congress? Doubtful you are listening to anyone but your left-wing or right-wing base at the moment, but there are 160 under-privileged kids who are so excited to take their first trip to the Zoo. Please don't screw it up.