Yesterday, Republican House Speaker John Boehner gave his first and only interview since the shutdown began. Interviewer George Stephanopoulos actually asked some tough questions, and Boehner got angry and almost lost it:
If you think killer robots is an unfair analogy, one of the departments hit by the shutdown is Health and Human Services, who are in charge of food inspections (including tracking salmonella outbreaks) and also would have been monitoring and helping develop vaccines for the upcoming flu season. Every year, between 3,000 and 49,000 people die from the flu. This is how Republicans, who claim to be oh-so-worried about Obamacare, show their concern for your health.