I delayed on posting anything regarding this matter because in all honesty it felt like 9/11. How could our own representatives, regardless of seating location within the halls of government, systematically ok ANY action against the American people? The reason for the stalemate was childish and for all intents and purposes totally uncalled for in the grander scheme of things.
..we don’t actually root for failure
For the sake of thwarting progress, or in an attempt to ensure failure for one president, Congress opted to go against their primary function….to keep the government open. By all standards the body of government assigned by the people to watch over our affairs, FAILED miserably. If any American were to willingly disobey the principles of the job for which they were hired to do, a pink slip would be inevitable. If any American were to willingly stop paying their obligated taxes, they would be sanctioned, fined, and/or incarcerated. Why should our leaders be held to any less consequence for their preconceived attack on American communities? Holding Americans hostage economically is in NO way the type of leadership decisions required to help the people recouperate from what has already been an economic hurricane.
This entire episode makes many of us sick to death, because there is absolutely NO Justice despite the vigorous campaign to make citizens buy in and believe that it exists (Land of the “free” Home of the Brave). How can any taxpayer trust the current governmental structure ever again?
All of this over making sure 15% of the country can have access to healthcare? The question then becomes how much of that 15% are Republican, Independent or Tea Party affiliated?
At the end of the day we are ALL Americans and should ALL be represented instead of given reason to move elsewhere in the global village.