How to Guarantee a Government Shutdown Will not Happen

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Friday presents a possibility that the government will run out of money, and will shutdown. Those who will suffer most are government employees. Those who will not suffer at all are elected officials. Why? Why should our senators and representatives continue to receive money they fail to earn, while real Americans suffer?

Let’s change this situation. I guarantee you that if shutting down the government would affect Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz, and the rest, there would never be a shutdown. Contact your state’s legislators and demand that they refuse their paychecks during a cessation of many government services.

The biggest obstacle is Donald Trump. He has insisted that funding his unnecessary wall be included in the budget. Intelligent legislators are aware that it is too costly, and would be ineffective.

“We’ve asked the president not to interfere. If he doesn’t interfere, we can get this done,” said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York. “So we ask him to let us do our work and to not throw in some last-minute poison pills that could undo it and we can get this done.”

Trump is playing politics. Only he and his most ardent supporters believe in his wall. This was your illegitimate president’s response; of course it was sent in a tweet.

The Democrats don’t want money from budget going to border wall despite the fact that it will stop drugs and very bad MS 13 gang members.”

Once again Trump proves that he knows nothing about government or real life. Gangs and other organized criminal groups will find a way to enter the United States; a wall will not stop them.

This is our country; the people, not the government own America. Demand better government, and begin with fairness. Take away their money when they fail; that will make them work for us. Most importantly, demand that they set term limits for themselves. Longevity creates corruption and failure in government. If you agree; please re-post; thank you.

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By James Turnage

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