By DANIEL SUDDEATH
Kicking the can down the road
I am happy the government has reopened. Many innocent were hurt by this shutdown, and I hope this brings them the opportunity to move on.
I am sad that it came to this point. What angers me is that we haven’t fixed anything.
We just kicked the can down the road. Both houses and both parties seem to love going to the brink and then taking action. We have a $17 trillion debt that has to be managed and reduced. Time is money, and its our money your playing with.
We have a divided nation. The way that our government was founded means that you negotiate in doing the work of the people. Get on it.
No more vacations, no more coming in and doing half days and no more waiting until the last minute. You have three months to deal with a budget and appropriations reforms. Do what the rest of us have to do at our jobs.
Get to work, and bust your butts until you get things done. Governing by crisis is not governing. The only person that had the boot to the neck in this was the American taxpayers. Its time Congress and the president do something resembling work.
— Garrod Sieveking, Georgetown