Today’s government shutdown in the United States didn’t have to happen.
It happened for one reason and one reason only.
President Obama and the Democrats decided that they would ram Obamacare down the throats of the American people regardless of the consequences. They decided that Obamacare would be implemented no matter what and that compromise on Obamacare was out of the question. Well, they are refusing to compromise on Obamacare and are ramming it down the throats of the American people and that is why the government is shut down.
Funding for Obamacare is part of overall government funding in the U.S. and unless Obamacare is approved government funding can’t be approved either. Congress (which is currently made up of a Republican controlled House of Representatives and a Democrat controlled Senate) has to approve the funding. Since Obamacare is completely unacceptable to a huge swath of the American people and since Obama and the Democrats categorically refuse to negotiate changes in it government funding cannot be approved and the government had to be shut down because Republicans who are dead against Obamacare can’t come to an agreement with Obama and the Democrats that would let the funding flow.
Republicans who are standing against Obamacare cannot be blamed for the shutdown. By refusing to accept the dog’s breakfast that is Obamacare they are simply reflecting the will of the people. By refusing to let Obama and the Democrats ram through a flawed piece of legislation that would be disastrous for health care in America, for the economy in America and for America and Americans in general they are doing their job in the best tradition of the American system of checks and balances on government abuse of power. Republicans are trying to stop Obamacare in its tracks and all things considered that is exactly what they should be doing.
Obama and the Democrats refusal to compromise on Obamacare in any way, shape or form is the real cause of the government shutdown. The whole sorry state of affairs could have been avoided if they chose to act differently…if they did act differently. They tried to act like autocrats in a dictatorship instead of elected representatives in a democracy and the Republicans called them on it… that’s why we have a shutdown.
Obama and the Democrats…sounds like a punk rock band doesn’t it?
They may not be a punk rock band but whatever they are they certainly aren’t fit to govern.
Obamacare being one reason why.
Among many, many more.