For those of you non-Americans, what is your view of the US government shutdown?
I understand its not unusual for the US government to shut down, the issue of why it shut down I am at a loss.
From the other side of the Atlantic it looks like some American politicians are trying to force a shut down and this is entwined with some bill about the provision of healthcare that is construed as socialism by the back door.
I also read that government workers wont be getting paid for the time off, this is of course unacceptable. Will the money saved go towards reducing the national debt I wonder?
The US shutdown is one that needs to happen in the hope that the US politicians will begin to work together to fix the country. With over 17 trillion in debt, the country can't keep on spending. Continually raising the debt ceiling does not work either. Politicians need to wake up.
A second shutdown in two decades I think politically this is all corrupt for such a country that always showed off its character
The United States government looks more and more dysfunctional by the minute, from north of the border here.
I was just listening to a Republican congressman, talking about Ted Cruz (another Republican congressman) as having high-jacked the government - infighting even in the Republican party now, not just between Democrats and Republicans. It's looking great! Who needs Soap Operas anymore?!
Yes - there are some things that appear unbelievable:
How can a small bunch of mad redneck teaparty followers in congress hold an entire administration at ransome?
How is there even a debate in a civilized country about mutual responsibility on social security and medical treatment?
How is it possible to politically link the approved issue of Obamacare (he was reelected, wasn´t he) to financial issues of the administrative operations?
This is all unbelievable, totally silly and it does in no way reflect any democratic maturity. But then - what is to expect from an election system, that is restlessly pushing new elections every 2 years (president - congress and all over again).
According to USA Today this is the 18th time that there has been a government shutdown.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/poli … n/2888419/
I live in Europe and we took a beating from the American Gov about how Europe should get it's act together. WELL! Looks like what goes around...
As for your system of 'democracy' that allows a minority to take out the government; I have to say it doesn't look like a democracy that believes in the wishes of the majority to me, or for that matter anyone else watching this charade unfold.
And to close, I think there is a bigger game going on in the world stage that is driving this. The US government can't be that stupid as to let their power be so seriously harmed without a behind the curtain master plan for world domination being meticulously instrumented. OR MAYBE THEY ARE JUST STUPID AFTER ALL.
by Mike Russo 4 years ago
Trump wants 5.6B for his wall and he is willing to shutdown the government for an extended period of time. If the government is shutdown for an extended period of time, that means he doesn't get his 5.B for however long the government is shutdown. How does that help him get his...
by JAKE Earthshine 3 years ago
And just one more reason it will surely cost him his illegitimate presidency and thank God for that: Progressive Democrats may even win a ‘Veto-Proof Senate Majority’ in 2020 to HALT this perpetual oval office ‘Circus of Crazy‘, betrayal and dangerous political stunts: Americans are OUTRAGED with...
by AnalogousMethod 9 years ago
Due to the government shutdown, we had to pay people to make new websites telling you that we can't afford to run our websites. The new websites are using the same already-paid-for domains and already-paid-for hosting that the old websites were using, but we still can't keep them up because we need...
by Judy Specht 7 years ago
The government shuts down every Friday and remains shut until Monday morning. It shuts down for holidays. The House and Senate shut down for long vacations and the country carries on. Is a government shutdown really frightful?
by Michele Travis 9 years ago
Do you believe the GOP should still be paid during the Government Shutdown?A shutdown would also affect pay for members of the military, said senior government officials familiar with the planning.
by Hxprof 4 years ago
What are the horrors America can expect when the federal government is shut down?
Copyright © 2023 The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers on this website. HubPages® is a registered trademark of The Arena Platform, Inc. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Arena Media Brands, LLC and respective content providers to this website may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|