Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — But there is a ripple effect that will be felt by millions of Americans, soon. Government contractors will start to shut down because the government is no longer functioning. Businesses that are near government office buildings around the country, such as restaurants and hotels, will see a significant drop-off in business. It’s the same ripple effect that crippled small communities around the country in 2008, and it is happening again.
This shutdown is embarrassing. How can the United States government ever tell any other government what to do if it cannot get its own act together? How can the “greatest nation in the world” retain its title when the government of the people could not care less for the people?
On Oct. 17, the United States will default on all of its debt if there is no budget in place. Anyone who does not feel directly affected by the shutdown so far certainly will feel affected by Oct. 18. Everyone. Not just some people, everyone. The sky may not fall, but the bottom will certainly fall out. If we don’t start caring now, by the time we do it’ll be too late.
Here is my message to my fellow citizens: Our government is filled with self-centered, narcissistic, egotistical, greedy and poisonous politicians who have absolutely no regard for their constituents (that’s you). Any American who votes for an incumbent in 2014 should be ashamed of themselves. Any American who votes for an incumbent in any government position in any election between now and 2016 should be stripped of the right to vote.
I like living in this country, but this mass stupidity that I have to live with is getting old. The American people get what they deserve when they re-elect incumbents who have crippled the government for their own gain.