Yes we are going to likely have to turn off some services that really aren’t that needed in the first place but we have become conditioned to believe that we can’t live without them. We will likely have to adjust some eating and entertainment practices, but invariably can it also be seen as an opportunity to conserve and/or reduce wasteful spending? It is all about how we chose to ride this proverbial roller coaster. Are you going to stand in a moving vehicle or sit down, buckle up and take the ups and downs as an expected attraction that we have paid (in the form of taxes, service, citizenship, pride in our country, whatever INVESTMENT) to ride?
So if one side or the other doesn’t get their way the American people have to pay? Holding the people hostage in a battle between factions is destructive at best. People are scraping by as it is. The middle class has vanished. “Bossing” and “Flossing” is no longer relevant in communities that can’t even put the basics on their tables and here are our representatives fighting over whether the American people deserve to have health insurance.
As the federal employee stated, everytime there is an arguement on Capitol Hill will federal employees suffer? In this region, any affect suffered by federal/governmental workers impacts all of us, economically.
The price on everything has risen, to even suggest further contributing to the economic mudslide is blasphemy.