After days of being shut down the government is back up and running again. No one knows if this will stick though as this same ordeal could happen all over again in a few months. Many are urging for major change so that the debt limit does not need to be raised any more but so that we can finally start to decrease it. This is sure to be a major factor in upcoming elections and all government issues in the near future. We are now finally able to get back into national parks, which we should have never been prohibited from going to in the first place because they are a public and free right to see, one of the benefits of living in the land of the free. It has caused much upset in many areas that rely on tourism of public parks for their livelihood, such as though around Yellowstone National Park and in the Smoky Mountains. This is a very busy time of year for many of these attractions with fall approaching and many tourist looking for a place to take in the scenery of fall the fall colors. Hopefully these people will still draw in some of the tourist and survive this fall, however the idea of government shut down still looms in the near future.
With the recent government shutdown many are urging Congressman John Boehner and the rest of the Republican party raise the debt ceiling and pass Obama care. I am glad that they are final standing up to President Obama and the Democratic party. The overspending by the United State government has gone on for two long, it is time that we cut spending and ultimately attempt to lower this countries debt so that we can become not only a military power house up also an economic power house again. There also needs to be some responsibility place on individuals to take care of themselves instead of relying on everyone else to support them for whatever reason it is. There are times when people need legitimate help but many have taken advantage of the system for way to long. Maybe the government shutdown will encourage some change in the way things are being done. I may sound real right winged in this post but everyone is being affected by this because so many federal jobs and parks are being closed so it has come down to making a stand for doing what is right.
Here is a link to an article I thought was interesting on this topic