Courtesy of Larry Doyle.
With the government mere hours away from an imminent shutdown, I commented over the weekend that a small proprietor would not run his hot dog stand in such a fashion.
Yet here we sit — with Uncle Sam sticking his mitt ever deeper into our pockets — faced with the prospect that the puppets in Washington on both sides of the aisle are incapable of managing our affairs not only to avoid a shutdown but to actually run things in a professional fashion.
So the questions beg: will Washington ever be able to regain a degree of statesmanship in running our country; are we to be faced with this same sort of pathetic gamesmanship every year; do they even really care?
From my standpoint, the ongoing “game of political chicken” on display currently is indicative of a corrupted body politic and a nation in fiscal and political decline.
This may make for interesting political theater, but it is no way to run a country; although pols on both sides who line their own pockets with real and subtle payoffs find themselves conflicted when forced to address their lowest priorities, those being the interests of the general public.
Might the Dems in Congress offer to repeal their own special treatments/kickback/payoffs so as not to be subject to Obamacare as a means of averting this shutdown?
To those who visit here, I ask you, “Who and what are to blame for Uncle Sam’s imminent shutdown?”
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