Maybe a federal government shutdown isn’t such a bad thing for the citizens of the United States.
The only thing this 113th Congress has excelled at is being more polarized and less effective than the 112th Congress.
You remember the 112th Congress. That was the one that passed the Budget Control Act of 2011 that mandated automatic funding cuts of 5% across the board for the federal government if a Joint Select Committee on Budget couldn’t reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in federal budget cuts by 2013.
To no one’s surprise, this joint committee couldn’t agree and we all became familiar with the term sequestration.