The only people who think shutting down Washington would be a bad thing are residents of Washington and a few wayward souls scattered on the coasts (see electoral map). From Bill Bonner at bonnerandpartners.com:
It doesn’t seem to matter what he says; the press is all over him.
A presidential tweet: “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown.’”
The commentators couldn’t believe it. It was “unthinkable,” they said, for a sitting president to suggest closing up shop of his own government!
But once again, we’re with the POTUS.
“The Donald” is right: A shutdown is what the country needs.
No Money for the Swamp
Shut down the whole shebang.
No money for the swamp. No money for the cronies. No money for the zombies. No enforcement of employment rules… minimum wages… SEC regulations…
Send the snoops at the NSA and the CIA home. Stop collecting taxes. Stop telling everyone what to do!
Stop the win-lose deals.
Wow… we’re getting giddy just thinking about it.
Readers will reply that Mr. Trump is being irresponsible and that a shutdown would be “disastrous.”
Think of all the museums and parks that would be closed. Think of NPR off the air. Think of the bombing that would have to stop. Think of all the boondoggles, insider deals, and sweetheart contracts that would be put on pause.
The Labor Department… suddenly out of a job! The Department of Education… sent home from school. The Agriculture Department… yanked up by the roots. The Energy Department… out of gas.
Yes… sounds good to us!
Still in Business
Seriously, most of what the government does is “non-essential.”
Even in a shutdown, the feds would still be in business – taking our money… spying on us… asking rude questions at airports… and droning foreigners.
If the president really wanted to shake things up, he should shut down these “essential” services, too.
Take the Department of Homeland Security.
Twenty years ago, it didn’t exist. Now, it employs 240,000 people.
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