The United States government has been shut down for a week now, and there is no re-opening in sight. I will take this opportunity to say, "I told you so" because this is the kind of thing that happens when you allow humans to be put in charge instead of dogs. Did you know that there are presently no dogs serving in the House or the Senate? Of course, I don't really have to say that since everyone knows that if dogs were running things, everything would go far more smoothly. Sure, we can be stubborn, but it usually involves something important like food or bones. We don't get silly over legislation.
The big issue is Obamacare which Republicans are against. Evidently, they think it is wiser to shut down the entire government in order to keep "Obamacare" from going into effect. This seems silly to me from a strategic viewpoint because it would be so much smarter to let it go into effect since they KNOW it is going to be such a disaster. If it goes into effect and the humans hate it, then they will start protesting and the Democrats and Obama will look stupid, and it will be repealed Of course, if it turns out well and happens to become popular, it could have the opposite effect and make the Republicans look bad. However, it is this dog's opinion that if you really believe in the things you are standing behind, you won't be afraid to follow through. I say, let the health care initiative go through and see what happens. Meanwhile, the government will be paying the furloughed workers for the time they are off. Isn't that just going to cost more and add more to the budget? I guess, being a dog, it is hard for me to grasp that concept. Maybe the next time the humans go to the voting booth, they will remember this silliness and VOTE DOG!
Demon Flash Bandit (Financial Advisor)