This is yet another time-wasting poll that solves nothing.
Funding the U.S. Government is already covered in the U.S. Constitution.
Read it when you have a few minutes.
We don't need more laws that only say that you have to obey the old laws - We just need to enforce the laws that are already in place.
Last edited by shrubnose; 10-21-13 at 06:53 AM.
BTW: I met a US Marine Staff Sargent over the weekend. He's had 2 deployments in Iraq, 3 in Afghanistan and 2 at sea. He's now attached to a smaller office associated with a reserve center. Because of the shutdown, their phones were disconnected and the CO's personal cell phone was the emergency contact number for his unit.
If there are any positive out of this, people asking the right question learned that past the politics, what ultimately caused the shutdown was congress refused to apply for another credit card to pay for our ongoing expenses. Living on perpetually increasing indebtedness is not now the country should operate. If our household budgets operated on getting a new loan every singly year, we'd be in trouble and would eventually face bankruptcy.
Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
On the other hand, we do have a problem here and do need to make sure that the people we have made our agents do not put us in default. As it is not a question of whose fault it is, when a budget cannot be agreed or the National Debt is allowed to spiral out of control, we need some way to force the group to whom we have granted the job. This has not worked very well of late.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK