The government is shut down. And what does Trump do: says we cannot get a deal with you so I call you obstructionist losers. Now that is how the art of the deal is done. I have always been taught that name calling is a deal breaker. When you are ready for a fight and want to provoke a fight call the other person some name and let it begin. Of course we live in different times now. So what do I know?
The government is shut down. But do not worry, the ones who caused the shutdown continue to get paid. Our military, mail carriers, and other government employees will not receive their paychecks but Congress, who are mostly millionaires, will be paid during the shutdown. That is like if you went in a store, broke something and demanded the cashier not get paid. This seems unreasonable. Of course we live in different times now. So what do I know?
The government is shut down. Of course the far right, who think the government is too big anyway, do not really care if the government is shut down. For them it demonstrates that we can get along without government. Of course it is like in the Great Depression when people did their best to make do. They had no money, homes went into foreclosure, and bread lines were endless. At least that was the way it was for the poor and middle class. The wealthy: they let go a member of their household staff. This does not seem fair. Of course we live in different times now. So what do I know?
The government is shut down. It once was that we did not want the elderly to spend their last days in worry over money and healthcare. This seemed like a normal thing in the richest country in the world. Social Security and Medicare payments will be cut off and delayed until the government starts back up. Of course we live in different times now. So what do I know?
The government is shut down. Trump does not even get the symbolism that one year from the anniversary of his inauguration the government is shut down. In fact something that has become another meme, his trips to Mar a Largo, was planned even though the government was threatened with shutdown. In what was a nod to old times and because of immense pressure he decided to stay until a deal is made to open the government back up. This from a man who promised if he was elected President he would never leave the White House because he would be working so hard making America Great Again. There is something wrong with this picture. Of course we live in different times now. So what do I know?
The government is shut down. Why? The Republicans wanted money for a wall that the Mexican government was going to pay for in the first place. Oh yeah the President also did not want the tired and hungry from shithole countries in Africa coming here was another factor. Give us some Norwegians please. I guess this is keeping it classy. Of course it is; we live in different times now.
So what do I know? Forcing a government to pay for our wall is imperialistic. Only wanting a certain class of people in our country is classist. Not caring for the least of these is not Christian. Stereotyping all countries from Africa as being poor and uneducated is racist. So if we put this altogether we currently have an imperialistic, classist, racist government that just shut itself down. Now that I think about it, that is a good idea. Of course we live in different times now; maybe Trump is a righteous man.