If the Republicans take control of Congress, the are planning on shutting down the Government. This includes closing VA facilities. This is what Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) has to say:
WESTMORELAND: If we hold the line, if we get those courageous men and women to be part of our majority. If we say look, the American people we’re listening to the American people, this is what we’re going to do. If government shuts down, we want you with us. We want you with us. We gotta have you because later on you all will call us and say look I didn’t get my check. Daddy can’t go to the VA. You know, the National Parks are closed. We need to be sure that you are with us because let me tell you this, all Americans need to understand. We need to understand this and I hope you can help share this analogy with people. Just as when you talk about what is going to possibly happen, you know I was unfortunate to cut myself with a chainsaw. I don’t know how many of you have cut yourself with a chainsaw. Chainsaw is not the cleanest instrument if you’re going to cut yourself. […] He said this is going to sting a little bit and it hurt like crazy. But you know what, if he didn’t clean out that wound, it would have never healed. I would have got gangrene. I would have died from it. And what has happened with this country, we have put bandaids on things that need to be cleaned out. It’s going to take some pain for us to do the things that we need to do to right the ship.
The most disturbing part of this audio is the cheering and clapping of the people that Westmoreland is speaking to. Nothing but selfish and greedy people that don’t care about the welfare of others.
What’s Gerlach’s thoughts on this? Will he shut down the VA? Will he withhold Social Security checks? Speak up, Jim. We need to know what you have to say about shutting down the Government.
And Jesus wept.