Take the sequester as a current example. An actual cut of about $44B on on $3.7T budget is somehow going to shut down the entire country? How in blazes did we ever allow ourselves to get to $3.7T in the first place? And what do we have to show for it? More dependency, more welfare, more foodstamps, less employment, and most importantly, A LOSS OF FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE.
The politicians, of course, present the same doomsday scenario time after time. What about the children? The airlines won't be safe? The national parks will be closed? The border won't be secured and there won't be police and firefighters working? This is utterly ridiculous AND THEY KNOW IT IS! It's just a smokescreen to get everyone afraid.
The best thing that could happen right now would be to just let it happen. Everyone in flyover country has faced serious cuts in family income or excessive increases in bills (medical, gas, food, etc.) or both and we all know that the government is the only place that never cuts. So let's get "real", bite the bullet and watch the sun come up as usual the day afterward. Then let's just use this as a first small step; otherwise we are going down to financial insolvency very soon.
And with that, I wish each of you a very nice day and Godspeed until later.