Political theater for the cerebrally challenged

Washington Times

In the email sent Monday by Charles Brown, an official with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C., Mr. Brown asked “if there was any latitude” in how to spread the sequester cuts across the region to lessen the impacts on fish inspections. He said he was discouraged by officials in Washington, who gave him this reply: “We have gone on record with a notification to Congress and whoever else that ‘APHIS would eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry, unless they provide funding to cover the costs.’ So it is our opinion that however you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be”…

even amid the cuts, APHIS is still hiring new employees and interns. Since Sunday the agency has posted 24 help-wanted ads including 22 student internships, one ad seeking a clerk in a New York office, and one ad seeking three “insect production workers” to grow bollworms in Phoenix.

Can’t have enough bollworms, even while you’re creating phony pain for the media to feed to the masses. Meanwhile, the House Republicans can’t manage to keep a coherent message on needless spending. They want the USPS to continue Saturday deliveries, despite the wishes of the Postmaster General and polling in favor of saving the $2 billion a year. It’s the cerebrally challenged youth vote of 2012 versus the cerebrally challenged GOP in Washington. Pity everyone can’t lose.

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