Nobody, truly, wins, as a result of any government shutdown. Nevertheless, we’ve witnessed, three of them, in the last calendar year, or so. If there’s absolutely no legitimate benefit, why does this continue to happen? Is it due to strong principles, being fought for? Is it based on the requirement, for a particular policy and/ or policies, or the belief, one is fighting, for what is needed and necessary? Or, is this, simply another case of politics and partisanship, in addition to an individual or individual’s personal/ political agenda, and self – interest, often at the expense of doing what’s in the best interests of the majority of citizens, or the so – called, common good? What ever happened to a willingness, to seek a compromise, or accommodation, through win – win negotiations, with an attempt to get around these wasteful, ineffective, inefficient, temper tantrums, and generating a meeting – of – the – minds, which truly serves the public’s best interests? With that in mind, this article will attempt to briefly examine, consider, review and discuss, why we’re being manipulated by our elected officials, rather than being represented and served.
1) is that a matter of principle? Does anybody, really, believe, this partial government shutdown, is a matter of principle? Doing this, has closed certain national parks, museums, facilities, rest rooms, and related maintenance, yet this folly, has seemingly, overlooked, serving the public. Since the great majority of security experts, state, this Wall is inefficient and ineffective, too costly, and does not offer security, why is Mr. Trump, which makes such a major issue, over it? Could this be, about his campaign promise, as he states, to build this Wall, and, thus, fulfilling his core fans? Buteven if that were the case, the Wall, he promised, was presumed to be compensated for, by Mexico, while this conflict, is about taxpayer funding, for this symbol!
2) Policy: Past shutdowns have inconvenienced many, price much confusion, expenses, and displeasures, and haven’t served the best interests of the nation, or its own citizens! As a matter of policy, forcing a shutdown, has never made, much sense! Just like, when feuding countries, are speaking, they rarely fight wars, would not it make more sense, to seek a meeting – of – the – minds, rather?
Before, shutdowns stopped because politicians realized, it was more valuable, to end them, but with the uncharacteristic, erratic behaviour, of President Donald Trump, you might not understand, exactly what the future, will bring?
Wake – up, America, and require legislation, which make punitive fines/ penalties, whenever they’re unwilling to behave more responsibly, and permit any kind of shutdown. When public workers, government contractors, vacationers, etc, are punished, and no one benefits, because of the equivalent of a temper tantrum, then, proclaim, you have had enough!