Thats why I think this shutdown is outrageous. The Congress barely does anything as it is. Now they are leaving those with whom they made a social contract with out to dry. The bottom line is that I have to continue hoping a plausible third party candidate will gain steam. This is completely irresponsible and sends a message around the world that we are in a weakened state. This should be a last resort when the president has truly lost his mind and tries to usurp the Congress; not an argument over healthcare coverage. You'd think they would have shutdown over:
Iraq war scandal
Gulf of Tonkin scandal
No, And it was the NSA that told the public the Gulf of Tonkin incident was fabricated by LBJ. So some decent people were at the wheel at that point. Both parties are going to pay a heavy price for leaving millions of Americans out to dry. I don't want to hear any fairy tales about how this is libertarian utopia right now. Ron Paul called for a transition - this is not a transition it is just reckless and crying over spilled milk.