Government Shutdown and The Only Lesson To Learn From It

The US government shut down recently for two weeks and it is reported that the economy lost $24 billion dollars as a result of the bickering in Washington DC. If you know your stuff well, you will remember that this is not the first time this has happened. What is the point of all these? Are you FED up with this? I know many people are, and as sure as heck, I am too!! This is my weekend recap post and I would urge you to keep reading my rants if politics interest you.

us-government shutdown

This is evidently a complicated issue and it goes deeper than we all know or will ever know.

Politicians are, for the record, the worst. Yes, especially in the Capitol Hill. People who vote for them have totally different ideas of who their representatives are. They think of them as people who have their interests at heart. But what is really happening behind the scenes? These politicians don’t give two damns about their voters. They have their own agendas – period!

Government Shutdown Because of Healthcare Law

Let us all face it here – whether you hate the healthcare law or not, you most certainly feel betrayed when congress cannot fund the government. Why did they get elected? For what reasons? The fact is, when all other furloughed workers were not getting paid, the congressmen were getting their regular checks and driving cool cars.

For hell’s sake, congress has tried to repeal this healthcare law more than 40 times! They obviously have their own reasons but that is pretty much insanity – trying to do the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome.

The fact of the matter is, there are so many other urgent issues like the immigration system -I will get to it later. There is also the tax reform – that crap is more complicated than you know what.

The Debt Ceiling Mess

Money is no longer the root of all evil here, it is actually politicians in Washington – and of course you can replace Washington with your own country if you think they do the same stuff. Consider this analogy:

Someone once asked this question: if you walked into your house one day and you find out that your house was overflowing with the aftermath of a plumbing failure (stool), and it has reached the roof, what do you do? Do you raise the ceiling and ignore the plumbing problem or you go fix the plumbing itself?

The answer should be obvious but as it happens, it is not that obvious to Washington DC. What I am seeing here is that they are postponing disaster. This is very stupid. Very very ignorant. Instead of waiting for that day to come, fix the darn problem now and avoid the catastrophe.

Lesson From Government Shutdown

You know why there is only one lesson to be learned from the recent government shutdown? It is simple; all the previous events have showed that congress and most politicians in Washington Dc have learned nothing. All they really care about is how much they get paid by their lobbyists to push agendas that favor them.

Washington is overflowing and needs some serious drainage work……

There is no clear fix to the problem that is “poor leadership and unwise decisions made in Washington.” But the voters still have a choice to make here. The question to ask oneself is this: why am I voting for the same moron over and over again even though they have a poor track record? 

Washington needs drainage. Vote for someone new but also be careful not to give a ticket to some radicals who are under pressure from big money machines on the side. 

There is a huge problem facing the new kid on the block trying to run for office whose goal is to make this country a better place:

Money, money and more money! It takes a boatload of money to run for office in this country and that forces many young leaders to either give up or agree to agendas from big corporations and therefore ruining the whole plan of working for the American people. After all, they make more money from lobbyists than they do from their paychecks. It is a mess! It is horrible!

So, don’t vote for them for a second time. Instead, vote for someone else. It is better to vote for a cat than a congressman who has been there before – they don’t deserve it.

Enough with the ranting.

Both republicans and democrats have proved that they are incapable of doing what the people voted them in for. So what? Do we need a new party now? I think we might need one soon. I mean, think about it; funding the government for four months? Are you kidding me? That means in three months, the same thing could happen all over again. They are postponing mayhem – it doesn’t work.

Thanks for reading this post – if you finished it of course. If you liked any of my rants, please share this post online – yeah, am not scared of calling them out. I know this will hardly have an effect but at least I have said what I wanted. Have a great weekend. 

Read more about the government shutdown here.

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Written By Elisha Chirchir

Elisha Chirchir is a software developer. He is also the founder of Simple Developer and co-founder of Instinctive Software Solutions. On any given day, he works on both Android and Web Development. During his 'free time', he offers training to those interested in learning how to code in php, java, python, javaScript etc. You can easily find him on StackOverflow Android chatroom or on Twitter @Eenvincible

One Comment on “Government Shutdown and The Only Lesson To Learn From It

  1. Zein Reply

    October 20, 2013 at 1:51

    I’ve seen and heard ‘Mericans ranting since more than half a century. This ranting is entertaining in public display and I am sure that it isn’t in real life when I see the same ‘Mericans with a University degree hopelessly jobless.

    Lets forget the rest of the world for the time being and I am not going to point out obvious solutions which much of the ‘Merican public would hysterically reject. What I am going to ask is, have American citizens run out of ideas to solve their statesmanship?

    To solve problems in the country I live in, I probably need an army of my own and the blood of several million people to straighten things up. Not because I’m anywhere near a mass-murder, but because I don’t beguile myself about the right solution.

    But I’d like to focus more on the United States of America.

    My questions are,

    Why is it that every child who has ideas about changing your systems actually begins to appreciate and contribute to it after undergoing education through your institutions? Hint: A majority of the American public are contesting the validity of the American education system.

    Why is your economic system made as such where the lowest common individual of the United States of America is screwed with taxes, health care, mortgages and job security?

    Why is it that in the name of freedom social atrocities are being committed in America by Americans, such as lack of family values, legalization of immoral businesses, resource wastage, social disharmony, corporate exploitation and mental depression?

    Is progress see saw game for America where improvement in certain areas over the course of decades mean backwardness in other areas?

    Will the American public solve its problems by improvising its current methodologies instead of inventing a fresh research group (think tanks)?

    Is the American public aware that even if it tries to protest by declining payment of taxes or refusing to support ventures that fund certain interest groups, it will face financial intervention, where the government/interest groups will declare the public as incompetent to make decisions and that they will thus hold the authority to do so on their behalf?

    I have an ample more questions, but I’d really appreciate if the one’s I’ve asked get answered.

    I wish all you people well, irrespective of how degenerated things have become for you folks and you choose to turn a deaf ear to it in the name of freedom.

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