Three Reasons the Shutdown Shows we Need to Fire the Government

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by Patrick Kane

1. The fact they can shut down the government in the first place:

The fact that Congress is allowed to shut down in the first place is perhaps one of the best reasons for why the government should be immediately fired. Getting to take time off of work at full pay seems like a poor incentive and or punishment for politicians to actually do their jobs. No business on the planet would dare to shut down if they failed to reach a decision about something. You think when Apple has a budget problem they can close their offices and punish the consumer? No, they order thai food, and plan for a long night. If we don’t fire the government over this shutdown, at the very least we should make those in Washington do the exact same thing…Except in a room without air conditioning on a minimum wage salary until they can reach an agreement, and without any delicious thai takeout.

2. They make us pay them, even when they refuse to work:

How is it that when our government misspends our money, we are the ones that have to pay for it? They have failed, miserably, to do something that literally every person in the country has to do every day, set a budget, and yet somehow they come out of this quagmire of incompetence fully compensated. This, while teachers and soldiers who actually do their jobs are left to take out loans to feed their families. This madness reminds me of the great comedian Bill Hick’s reaction to being told by Washington to tighten his belt to help pay back the deficit… I could see tightening my belt, so long as it’s around a politician’s neck. All this, and we’re still going to have to pay the taxes for all the days they throw their bureaucratic temper tantrum.

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