Sunday, October 20, 2013
U.S. government shutdown is over for now or is it?
So after 16 excruciating days of government shutdown and the threat of default hanging over the U.S., the U.S. Congress finally pass the bill to extend the doomsday again for a few months at the eleventh hour and the world heaved a sigh of relief and also disgust at what is going on in Washington D.C. So before everybody starts congratulating that the accomplished this don’t expect that this won't happen again since the next default deadline is February of 2014 and budget deal before that. So what was accomplished during these pathetic 16 days? If you see the history of these days, nothing was accomplished except that according to one estimate; U.S. lost USD 24 billion for achieving nothing. Not only there was nothing achieved but it damaged the U.S. economy and make a laughing stock of the U.S. due to its inability to compromise for the sake of its citizens. The main problem was the Republicans wanted to defund the Obama care and that is why they try to stick to their guns without even caring about what it would do the economy and the chorus of speeches coming out from them that default is not a bad thing just shows how far these Republicans are away from the mainstream. Just to make sure that people accuse me of being a democrat or a liberal. I am neither a registered voter nor am I a liberal or conservative or any other label you want to tag me in. It is just my opinion that enough is enough with this hatred of health care law (which happened to be passed by Republican representatives too).