Government Shutdown: Principled, Policy, Politics? Posted on January 8, 2019 by admin Nobody, truly, wins, as a result of any government shutdown. Nevertheless, we’ve witnessed, three of these, in the last calendar year, or so. If there’s absolutely no legitimate benefit, why does this continue to happen? Is it because of strong principles, being fought ? Is it based on the requirement, for a specific policy or policies, or the belief, one is fighting, for what is needed and necessary? Or, is this, another case of politics and partisanship, in addition to an individual or individual’s personal/ political agenda, and self – interest, often at the expense of doing what is in the best interests of most citizens, or the so – called, common good? What ever happened to a willingness, to look for a compromise, or accommodation, via win – win negotiations, with an effort to get around these wasteful, ineffective, inefficient, temper tantrums, and creating a meeting – of – the – minds, which truly serves the public’s best interests? With that in mind, this guide will attempt to briefly examine, consider, review and talk about, why we are being exploited by our elected officials, rather than being served and represented. 1) is that a matter of principle? Does anybody, actually, believe, this partial government shutdown, is a matter of principle? Doing this, has closed certain national parks, museums, facilities, rest rooms, and associated maintenance, yet this folly, has seemingly, overlooked, serving the public. Since the vast majority of security specialists, state, this Wall is inefficient and ineffective, too costly, and doesn’t provide security, why is Mr. Trump, making such a big issue, over it? Could this be, about his campaign promise, as he says, to build this Wall, and, thus, fulfilling his core fans? Buteven if that were the case, the Wall, he promised, was presumed to be paid for, by Mexico, while this battle, is about taxpayer funding, for this symbol! 2) Policy: Beyond shutdowns have inconvenienced many, price much confusion, costs, and displeasures, and have not served the best interests of the nation, or its own citizens! Just like, when feuding countries, are speaking, they rarely fight wars, would not it make more sense, to seek a meeting – of – the – minds, rather? 3) Politics: Haven’t you’ve sufficient, of, the same – old, same – old, politics, and politicians/ public officials, that are unwilling to seek a meeting – of – the – minds, for the common good? In the past, shutdowns stopped because politicians realized, it was more beneficial, to finish them, but with the uncharacteristic, erratic behavior, of President Donald Trump, you might not understand, exactly what the future, will bring? Wake – up, America, and demand laws, which create punitive fines/ penalties, whenever they’re unwilling to behave more responsibly, and permit any kind of shutdown. When public employees, government contractors, vacationers, etc, are punished, and nobody benefits, due to the equivalent of a temper tantrum, then, proclaim, you’ve had enough!