USUALLY WHEN THERE’S A BUDGET “crisis,” and spending cuts seem inevitable, the establishment in DC mounts what’s called the Washington Monument Defense, an example of which would be to close the parks in DC so tourists have nothing to do. (Well, there’s plenty of Civil War battlefields in Virginia, but…)
Problem is: the Washington Monument is already closed. Earthquake damage, ‘r sumfin’.
What’s amoney-grubbing, power-hungry congresscritter to do?