In Washington, D.C., it’s the Mallard duck families with their tiny quacks waddling towards the Capitol Reflecting Pool who have traditionally made the pool their home. The baby ducks have added to their families. According to the Architect of the Capitol, the popular attraction’s sloped limestone coping has made it difficult for tiny ducklings trying to climb out of the pool or trying to follow their parents back into the pool after their daily adventures.
On Monday, the Architect of the Capitol helped to save the adorable fluffy baby ducks, and installed duck ramps as they worked with animal rescue service City Wildlife on designs that led to the new ramps. Tragically however, no good deed in Washington seems to go unpunished – even for non partisan ducklings.
Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C) tweeted his lament on the new duck ramp – calling it a government waste.
“If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it must be government waste,” Walker tweeted out on Tuesday afternoon.
Walker is the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a group of conservatives that advocate for cuts in non-defense spending. Obviously, his suggestion however, didn’t meet with much popularity and social media quickly pounded back.
“I’m from North Carolina and I’m more proud of this duck ramp than I am of you representing my state,” tweeted Emily V. Gordon.
“I say we taxpayers should keep the duck ramp and stop paying the Congressman,” tweeted William.
And then there came a real classic. Dan Olsen w/ an ‘O’ had this to tweet:
$63,000 – Trump Golf Trips
someone plz help me budget this duck ramp”
Read the original story here. There has not been any reply from the Congressman’s office, but really Mr. Walker – leave the ducklings alone and stop ruffling their feathers. It’s a soothing sight to see the ducks swimming quietly amidst the chaos of our government. If you’re so concerned with government wasting money, why don’t you grab your own credit card and do something nice by paying for the ramp yourself? Stands to reason, you would probably garner more votes than speaking “a fowl.”
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