This shutdown is very suspicious. Today I needed the exact time for something,
so I went to the government site (time.gov) that I've used for years to get
the official U.S. time. It was off-line, with a message that said "not
available due to lapse in government funding." So I went to the U.S. Naval
Observatory site, which was happily running. Seems to me like different people
in the government are interpreting the shutdown differently. That's a
scary thought, actually. It makes me wonder whether the bureaucracy has reached
escape velocity and now does whatever it wants regardless of Congressional
This shameful politics. I will not vote for our Utah congressional delegation.
Every member of our delegation is part of the problem. As a life long
republican, I vote in every election - including school boards and bond
election. I will vote this coming election and I will not vote for any member of
our delegation - ever again.
It seems we are back to 1980, before Reagan began his efforts to push control
and costs back to local government.A closer look at these programs will
show that the funding is far less than the mandate, but it is job security for
some bureaucrats in Washington.
Kinda magnifies the fallacy of the Federal government stealing our money and
then giving some of it back to us if we behave and agree, doesn't it?
First it's confiscated, and then we have to dance to their tune to see any
of the "federal" (i.e., our) money coming back. When will we start to
approach a thing called sanity in this country?