Agreed. Who would would decide who "wins" anyway? The media? We know what they will spin. If it shuts down, people will eventually realize that much of it isn't necessary.
Not only that, as peeps bump up against idiotic regulations, they can be "temporarily" eliminated.
The only real issue with a so-called shutdown, military pay and making sure we don’t default on our debts, are only issues because the Democrats have fought to make it one.
Historically (see, for example, 1995), those serving in the military have continued to be paid during a shutdown and we have more than enough revenue (WAY MUCH MORE) to service our debts.
However, in their desperation to keep America on an unsustainable fiscal course, Obama and his congressional Democrats are determined to ensure that our wartime military is both a pawn and their best leverage in this budget fight. This effort, which is almost as despicable as the late Rep. Jack Murthas slow bleed strategy to force troop withdrawal from Iraq, has no place in civilized debate, discourse, or legislative activity.
A government shutdown would do all Americans a favor by removing non-essential workers from the taxpayers payroll, at least for a period of time.
Regardless of whether or not such a so-called shutdown takes place, though Obama and the Democrats in Congress who could have avoided every bit of this had they AT LEAST passed a budget, when they could have done so without a single Republican vote should man up and take military pay and servicing our debts off the table as a negotiating tool.
Unfortunately, theyre unlikely to do so a fact which speaks volumes about them as individuals, and about their priorities as an executive and as legislators.