Looming Government Shutdown: What a Way to Run a CountrySubmitted by GBAmerica on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 09:16
Looming Government Shutdown: What a Way to Run a Country
By Stephen Lendman
Americans get the best democracy money can buy. The best, brightest and most honorable are excluded. Rare exceptions prove the rule.
Washington is dysfunctional, out-of-control, corrupt, lawless and self-serving. Both parties represent two sides of the same coin.
At the same time, each one jousts with the other. They do it for political advantage. Self-interest is the coin of the realm.
Ordinary Americans lose out. No one in Washington represents them. America is a democracy in name only.
Calling it that is a convenient illusion. Numerous examples explain. A looming government shutdown approaches. What a way to run a country. More on what doing it means below.
The last one occurred in late 1995/early 1996. Most people don’t remember. The world didn’t come to an end.