Who is to blame for the Government shutdown?

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We're all to blame, at least those of us in the 95-98% majority who vote D or R without exception, for continuing to tolerate deficit spending, bond sales, and overall big government debt.

I can't wait for the TPS Board to finally shutter one of the brand-new schools, all built on government money and bonds, so that Toledoans can drive right by a brand-new building that's closed and they're still paying for. We had the clear option of downsizing our government as we should have downsized our lives, in response to less economic opportunity. We foolishly chose another option, to spend like crazy, borrow where possible, and just drive ourselves into bankruptcy since there must have been a deity-issued blessing that covered our lifestyles or something. We didn't spend like drunken sailors; we spent like people who had blank checks issued from some hitherto unknown financial guarantor.

Well, there is no such guarantor; the universe itself disagrees.

Our entire culture is morally vacuous when it comes to economics. There's nobody to blame but ourselves, and everyone (or nearly everyone). This is why this is all getting worse and worse, leading to a USSR-sized national collapse. Since almost everyone is involved, nearly nobody wants to take the blame, or adjust their own lifestyles to take responsibility in a very practical way: To adapt, to make do, to do less with less.

Obama is there helping to feed those who accept it....

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

The New York Times
A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning
Published: October 5, 2013

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