The trouble is, the shutdown is a symptom of a deeper problem: the federal lawmaking process is so polarised that it has become paralysed.
The Economist: America’s government shutdown—No way to run a country (subscription likely required)
As I often say to my kids: “I don’t care who started it. Knock it off.” To even so much as suggest, much less allow, the government to shut down is a complete and total failure of our representatives in doing their jobs, regardless of party allegiance. I think this entire two-party, bi-partisan system of government has played itself out. I do not want to imply that I have a specific answer to such a over-arching problem, but it seems to me a detailed review of performance is required of all participants in the hopes of finding a suitable addition or alternative.
The Land of the Free is starting to look ungovernable. Enough is enough.
Exactly. I don’t often delve into politics publicly but this current situation really has me rankled. Shutting down the government was as much bullshit today as it was 17 years ago. What a bunch of jackasses.