Headlines I Wish I Hadn’t Seen

25% of uninsured say they plan to stay that way.

Only 6.6% of EPA employees deemed essential.

Congress gets paid during a shutdown; staffers do not.

Africa: Despite high reported growth rates, poverty at the grassroots remains little changed.

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  1. Perry says:

    Only 6.6% of EPA employees deemed essential.

    See, that’s what happens with a government shutdown, you find out who’s really necessary.

    Congress gets paid during a shutdown; staffers do not.

    Now see, that’s backwards, I don’t think Congress could function without their staffers.

  2. Perry says:

    25% of uninsured say they plan to stay that way.

    I bet it’s going to be more once they try to navigate the exchanges.

    • Billy says:

      What’s worse is that the exchange sites direct people to Medicare and Medicaid, essentially turning many insurance-payers into beneficiaries of the welfare state.

      • Stewart T. says:

        As long as people get what they need, it shouldn’t matter the source it comes from or how it’s paid for.

  3. Jackson says:

    “Only 6.6% of EPA employees deemed essential.”

    This seems a bit sensationalist considering the ENTIRE CDC is considered non-essential.

  4. Adam says:

    “Africa: Despite high reported growth rates, poverty at the grassroots remains little changed.”

    This is the consummate failure of free-market capitalism. Africa is the best place to see how the West’s ideas really work, and more and more we’re seeing that they don’t.

    Wealth is only funneled into the hands of those who are already wealthy.

  5. Billy says:

    “Congress gets paid during a shutdown; staffers do not.”

    Seems unfair since the staffers likely do most of the work.

  6. Walter says:

    I’m sure there’s a lot of reasons why African poverty is not responding to growth or aid.