The government shutdown calls to mind the reign of the pharaohs. So brutal was their tyranny, they slaughtered the livestock of their enemies and sometimes their own population in an effort to starve people into submission.
It is a reminder to me that a majority of Republicans voted to eliminate food stamps for our neediest citizens before the shutdown. This grimy legislation had the vote of Rep. Peter Roskam of DuPage county.
Remember this name next election.