There are many negative consequences to shutting down the federal government, ranging from minor annoyances to pretty major trickle down effects on our economy.
The one that jumps out at me is no pay for our military.
Apparently there was a budget cut number agreed to last night by both sides. At 4 am Speaker Reid received a text saying that agreement was no longer acceptable to the GOP caucus.
I saw a Tea Party representative interviewed on CNN this morning. Tea Partiers are overwhelmingly in favor of a government shutdown. When the CNN interviewer pointed out that a shutdown will actually COST money the Tea Partier basically said, "well, yeah, but..."
So what is this REALLY about?
It's about the Tea Party's destruction of the remnants of the former Republican Party. Not all Tea Baggers are on the same wave length, but their common denominator appears to be a determination to cut government expenses with little or no regard for the effects on the poor, on the environment, on retirees, on Medicare and Medicaid and worse of all on unemployment and the economy.
Many Tea Baggers also are defined by what they oppose--global warming deniers, anti-abortion, anti-family planning, anti-sex education in public schools (except for so-called abstinence training), anti-evolution, anti-separation of church and state, anti-Federal Reserve, anti-regulation, anti-immigrant, anti-tax, anti-affirmative action, anti-gay, anti-gun control and so forth.
Some Tea Baggers are virtually opposed to most of the legislation and Supreme Court decisions that have occurred since the Constitution and Bill of Rights were adopted 300 years ago.
The only negative consequences of shutting down the government will be that we begin to realize just how much our federal government does.
Then, hopefully, people will look at the constitution and see how much of those things are NOT permitted.
Like forcing women to give birth against their will, which is what this shut-down is all about.
the best thing to happen for the states and the people is for the Federal Government to shut down Permanently.
What state do you live in?
Cuz if that happens, I hope all the people who support that idea live in states that can absorb all the functions formerly provided by the feds.
Oh yes -- and WITHOUT any federal funding for anything.
That would be very interesting, indeed.
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