U.S. leaders acting like children with shutdown

October 3, 2013 

Shutdown? Get real.

All this noise about a government shutdown is just that -- noise. It is fear-mongering at its worst. "OMG!!! We won't pay our military and nobody will get their Social Security checks and the parks and museums will close and you won't be able to get a passport!..." Ad infinitum. Ad nauseum.

Right -- we're all gonna' die.

Instead of all the false drama over a shutdown, they should be taking real steps to reduce a $17 trillion debt, dealing with an absurd tax code, the invasion through our borders and totally out-of-control spending on a bunch of garbage the feds have no business doing in the fist place.

I have a message for the President, his cabinet and ALL of Congress: Reduce the deficit, balance the budget, protect our borders and grow the economy -- and stop behaving like children.

Tad MacKie

Sarasota

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