Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — The idiots in Washington have shut the government down before to make their point and all it really does is make federal employees poorer and makes the American people look like morons. What kind of country would vote for people who would purposely shut down the government just to make a point? At a time when the resolve and strength of the United States is being tested and questioned, the geniuses in D.C. think this is a great time to shut down the government.
Yes, this whole thing makes me angry. It makes me angry because the politicians who cause all of this chaos still get paid no matter what. It makes me angry because we, the people, should get a say in whether or not our government gets shut down just so the Republicans and tea party idiots can make their point.
We get it, you don’t like Obamacare. But the real underlying issue here is the Republicans throwing a temper tantrum, like a 4-year-old child at a Walmart who cannot get the toy he wants, because no one wants the Republicans in charge of anything anymore. So the brilliant idea the Republicans come up with is to shut the government down. If the Republicans can’t have the government, then no one can. So there!
Our country is being run by children who stopped listening to us a long time ago. The last 12 years or so in American politics have been a complete disaster. When those planes hit the towers on September 11, 2001, a divide was created in this country that has never healed. It gets worse and worse every year and now the American people have to stand there with a painful, grimacing grin on our faces as we try to remain strong in the face of a political disaster.