Is the sky really falling in the US?

We are now in Day whatever of the closure of the US government and we are in full blame game mode. It’s everyone else’s fault why this is happening and the doomsday advisers are circling like vultures. People are actually saying that if the shutdown lasts long enough, it will lead to a Depression. Are you kidding me? Do we really believe, as selfish and childish as the US politicians are right now, that they would let the economy fall into a depression?

I have colleagues pulling all of their money out of the stock market for fear of a crash. I know others who are already concerned about the impact on their businesses. This all seems premature to me. I’m all for preparation, but the US economy fuels most of the other world economies. The US knows this and I can’t believe that they would let it get that far. If it does, it will be on the backs of the worst group of Democrats and Republicans the US has ever seen. The fact that we are even discussing this is embarrassing enough that they should all quit their jobs.

All over healthcare legislation that was passed over a year ago. Talk about waiting until the last minutes to take a stand.

The strange irony is that I don’t even want to be writing about this. But I feel compelled to say something about a bunch of spoiled politicians who use the lives of their constituents like little pawns in the game where the winner is able to grasp as much power as they can.

 

US Government, as embarrassing as it gets?

Now that the talk of a US government shutdown is hopefully over as they work out a deal to keep the country running, let’s briefly dissect this.

This is a government where one party is trying to use the shutdown of government as leverage? Where one person can have the floor for 21 hours to tear down a program that is supposed to help people get better medical care? Where neither party is willing to give even an inch to compromise and realize how silly they both look?

Is this really what government has become? It’s like a bunch of kindergarten kids fighting over the building blocks. This experience, as a Canadian watching from the outside, is a joke. If you didn’t think before that politicians were clueless and self-absorbed, you now have undeniable proof. These people were talking to themselves. Did they really think the public was listening or cared? They were self-absorbed, delusional, and selfish. There’s no two ways about it.

Both parties should be embarrassed about this whole situation and everyone comes off looking terribly. No wonder some of our great minds don’t want to go into government. It’s a farce. I would love it if someone came forward and apologized to the general public. Like maybe the President. “Folks, I’m sorry about what we have become. This whole situation shows how out of touch with reality politicians have become and as commander-in-chief, I am going to do something about it. We should all be embarrassed about how this played out.”

I’ll hold my breath until that happens…..still holding.