Dear Commons Community,
The American people are dismayed at the inability of our government leaders in Washington, D.C. to negotiate their way out of the fiscal morass they have created with the government shutdown. We cannot understand how our representatives are incapable of considering the common good of the country rather than the benefit of their political parties. Well here is a quote from Republican Congressman, Marlin Stutzman of Indiana, given during an interview on the shutdown stalemate with The Washington Examiner, that says it all.
“We’re not going to be disrespected. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”
Yes, Mr. Congressman the “we” is your party first before the people of the United States, and the fact that you don’t know what it “even is” you want shows the gross incompetence of the governing process in the House of Representatives.
A congressman like Mr. Stutzman suggests that we should scrap the entire government, write a new constitution, and start all over again.