It’s not a shut down. It’s falling and missing the ground. That’s what this government shut down is like. Our leaders couldn’t even mess up right. If you’re going to use the supports of our society as pry bars, put your backs into it. Shut it all down.
The military, FBI, FEMA – they are all at work today. People aren’t going to hit the dash until a week after Congress hit the breaks. And even then there’s a whole bunch of people in the back seat who won’t feel the impact for years.
So, if you really want to know if the American people think shutting down the government is worth it to fight health care – as opposed to, I don’t know, giving the law a chance and seeing if it really is terrible enough to warrant repeal – then really do it. No meat inspectors. No Coast Guard. No Federal courts.
No air traffic controllers. That’s the big one. If your Fed Ex packages don’t cross the country, if the Dallas Cowboys have to bus it to New York, if some little girl can’t get her kidney transplant – well, then we might see some movement on the issue. Washington would become very grounded very fast. They would learn how to fall.