The American voter needs to strike back. The problem with government is that no one is governing. The only thing happening is that both party's play political football with the lives of Americans. Rather then lead and govern as they were elected, the politicians only care about themselves and the next election. The Democrats were intent on closing government down because they believe Republicans will get the blame and they will then be swept back into power the last two years of Obama's reign. The Republicans want the shutdown to prove they really are against Obamacare and not into meaningless votes. What this all means is that neither party can afford to back down. Each party must receive something or risk losing their base.
The American voters need to have their voices heard. Keep the government closed maybe we won't have to default on OCT 17. The country is still taking in tax dollars but should be having a hard time spending if the government is really shutdown. Close even more of the government. You know what would happen? If we only kept minimum required to pay our bills, then maybe we wouldn't need these clowns in Washington DC and we the people could take our government back. We the people could have representation again. We could essentially start governing again and stop all of the political infighting. All the politicians do now is play politics. All you have to do is figure out when the last time an appropriation bill passed both houses and was signed by the President? When was the last time all 13 bills were passed as separate appropriations bills? When was the last time an appropriation bill was passed by the start of the fiscal year? Finally when was the last time all 13 appropriation bills were passed into law by the start of the fiscal year? The answer to these questions really explain why the politicians can't govern. There is no budget, there is no way to direct priorities, no way to direct investments. This is no way to run a country and we must get rid of the politicians and elect leaders. Maybe reluctant leaders. Maybe people like the American voter. People that understand what it is their friends and neighbors need from government rather than what the politicians need from the people. Maybe we need to make them part time legislators again, they already take off more time then any other American and still refuse to do their job.
I believe it is too late for either party to turn back. We need to take action and by that I mean run the bums out of DC. Start by visiting America's parks. The government may say the parks are closed but the government doesn't own the parks; we the people own the parks. Take back our country and demand our politicians go home and stay their.