I don't know how close the mall is to the white house so cant say if the headline is
just attention grabbing but there no information yet as to why he would do this.
"The Mall" is definitely within walking distance of the WhiteHouse. I lived in the DC area for just under 25 years. "The Mall" is a huge grassy
area, where outdoor events occur and people can go to picnic, gather, etc.
It is also the perfect place to stage a VERY public protest such as this.
Whereas I feel horrible for the man who obviously was in some sort of scenario that he felt bad enough he had to do this, I cannot help but believe
this is related to the Gov't shutdown.
ALL of my good friends in the DC area either work for the military or fed gov't directly, or for an immediate contractor to either entity. They are
now sitting at home, with nothing to do, earning no income.
Military and Fed Gov't families are now on ferlow, and are without pay.
All because of the petty arguments and obstinate CIVIL SERVANTS
who are seemingly incapable of doing one basic thing.
One thing that anyone who is an adult, or the head of a household does. Balance a frakking checkbook. This is balancing our national budget, there
is no difference. It is a measure of saying "for X period of time, we only have Y amount of money. What can we afford, and what do we need to cut
out." The idea that these pompous blowhards are incapable of realizing what their actions are causing to EVERYONE, not just those who are currently
without income, is sickening to me.
Sure, a few have offered to "donate their earned income for the period of gov't closure to charity", well, I cannot see this as anything but a
panacea. A band-aid as a solution for an amputated limb. It is actually, IMHO, a slap in the face to every single working american.
I believe there is a fairly high probability that yesterday's car ramming into the gates in front of the whitehouse is somehow related to this. I
feel that there is also a high probability we will see more of this in the near future.
People are fed up, and it is a bad situation. Very, very bad. People are running out of food, medication, a warm place to sleep, and out of