I have the day off (not because of a shutdown) because I will be working this coming Saturday and every other Saturday this month. It is rainy and dismal here in the Pacific Northwest and the outlook around the country is one of dismay.
I started out by blaming the whole Washington establishment for the position we currently find ourselves in but after some comments by my son and some further research I have to put the vast majority of the blame on the GOP/Tea Party Republicans.
They have shut down our government and are threatening the American people with default if they don't get their way. Obamacare is law. It passed both the Senate and the House, was signed into law by the President and with stood Supreme Court scrutiny. How can one party now decide to use it as a pawn to get what they want? The majority of Americans do not agree with this tactic.
These folks are not helping themselves or their cause. I suspect most of them will be looking for work come election time. I just hope we have a country left to vote in.