I've been watching the news lately about the possibility of the government being shut down if there isn't a balanced budget passed. I have one question and I don't know who to ask so instead I'll just write my question as a blog post and hope someone, somewhere will be asking the same question to the right person. Hmm.... a very agressive political reporter might be the one to ask but I don't know how to do that.
My question is:
Why is it that the ordinary workers are the ones who will suffer from a government shut down instead of the politicians?
The politicians arguing over budget stuff will not have their salary cut in anyway if there is a shut down. They will still receive their paychecks and their perks while the park rangers and the secretaries in small government offices and the ticket takers at museums will be the one's to suffer a pay loss.
Ok a second question which is actually part of the first question:
Why are the senators and the representatives not "fined" the amount of their daily salary and taken away their perks for every day there isn't a balanced budget?
I'm pretty sure none of them have even considered cutting their own paychecks or giving up their perks as one way to cut the deficit. Yet, they plan to cut social services for the poor. Well darn it! Don't they know that the more poor people they create with their antics.... the more poor people that will need those social services? The very people who will be out of work from shutting down the government are the ones who will need the social services which won't be open. The politicians have lost their common sense!
Ok, I'm going back to my work. I was just type-talking some thoughts that maybe others agree or disagree about.