Shutdown, Debt Ceiling – Who Cares? Perhaps State’s With High Reliance on
Federal Spending for Their Revenue

Categories: Commentary |

October 7, 2013

Driving home last week, the plight of furloughed Federal employees was on my mind.  How could our elected officials in DC accept their pay for not doing their jobs while hurting folks that want to work but are told not to because the men and woman not doing their job (and still getting paid) shutdown part of the government?  I was heartened to learn that Congress was going to take action but quickly realized that the “fix” paralleled the stupidity that got us into this mess.  The legislation ensures that all furloughed employees will be paid for the furlough period.  Don’t get me wrong, I am happy for these people.  But come on, if we are going to pay people, shouldn’t they work?  Also, when they work, they drive, ride public transportation, buy lunch, etc., you know, drive the economy.