I opened the newspaper yesterday morning and stared at a picture of a lonely fellow standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, putting up a sign that said: Closed.
The headline above the picture said: “Government starts shutting down” – and the story explained Social Security checks will be late, parks shuttered, and 800,000 workers furloughed.
But, then, on the same page, another headline announced: “Raleigh gets another $15 million” – from Washington to build its new train station.
The government’s closing the Lincoln Memorial and giving Raleigh $15 million?
Something’s not quite right here.