Congress is Hiring: Anyone who can draft a BUDGET. Our current representatives seem to think SHUTDOWN is the answer.

What does it say our the stability of our Nation when our government is forced to shut down because we elect leaders who (for 3 years ) can not pass a budget? Contrary to popular belief, the government is not shutting down because we can not afford to continue operating. Instead, the policy that allows for funding expires. Thus the shut down.

Shut Down Government

Shut Down Government (Photo credit: KAZVorpal)

Why has the government worker become a political pawn? Every political debate on the street, there is always one side who feels a government shut down is the answer to fix our budget. This is a heartbreaking realization. So because our politicians drove our economy into a recession at an unapologetic rate, we should in turn lay off all the government workers. Thats what a shutdown does: layoff workers. So the same politicians feel the only way to balance our checkbook is by reducing the monies paid to workers by “furloughing” them – temporarily layoff.
Is a government shut down really the answer? why? It is Congress’s job to pass an annual budget, regardless of party affiliation. One of the primary responsibilities of Congress is to direct the Nation’s spending. Each year Congress should pass a budget that appropriately represents our Nation’s expenses. Have they done this? Not or the last 3 years. Instead of doing the leg work of looking at each expenditure and it’s purposes; it’s current needs, or areas to reduce cost, they have instead decided EXTEND the previous year’s budget, for another year. I guess they are thinking what worked this year must work for the next year.
In our elected officials failing to do the duties in which they swore to uphold, the little man has yet again to pay for it. Because someone who earns well over a 6 figure income (for life) fails to do his job, 5 people who make 50,000/yr are to be laid off. This is the logic to be used by a world leader?
The American public has not only failed themselves, but as a world leader, we are not setting the bar very high for our elected representatives.

Deficit and debt increases 2001–2009. Gross de...

Deficit and debt increases 2001–2009. Gross debt has increased over $500 billion each year since FY2003. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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