It goes without saying how deeply disappointed, and disgusted, I am that once again our “leaders” in Washington D.C. failed at their jobs and allowed the United States Federal Government to shut down. Not only is a federal government shutdown a complete embarrassment, it is a testament to how completely inept our current elected officials truly are and how dysfunctional our federal government truly has become.
What makes this shutdown even more despicable is the fact it has occurred over differences regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program “allowed undocumented immigrants who came to the US under the age of 16 to apply for protection from deportation.” In this status, approximately 800,000 “undocumented immigrants” who came to the U.S. ILLEGALLY as minors, can be protected from immediate deportation for a period of two years, which is subject to renewal.
So…let’s cut through the “political speak” and political correctness. Basically…the United States Federal Government shut down over differences regarding ILLEGAL immigrants living in this country. The federal government shut down over differences regarding NON-US citizens living in this country.
It absolutely floors me that as of midnight this Saturday, mission essential LEGAL civilian federal employees (many of whom are military veterans) will report to work and basically work for free until this shutdown is over. LEGAL, US civilian federal employees (did I mention many of whom are military veterans…you know, that have sacrificed for and served their country), will keep this nation’s infrastructure operating, without getting paid until the shutdown is over. Just so that ILLEGAL, NON-US citizens can continue to live in this country?
Am I the only one that sees the irony in this?
The finger pointing has already started and more than likely the Democrats will take it on the chin for this shutdown. The reality is though everyone in Congress is to blame for this, regardless of party affiliation. The reality is they had a job to do, once again they failed miserably, and none of them deserve to be in the position that they are in. None of them deserve to earn the six figure salaries that they will continue to earn during the shutdown…even though they too are civilian federal employees.
Am I the only one that sees the irony in that as well?
Enough is enough. Our federal elected officials are inept and our federal government is broken. Drastic changes are needed, but that’s another rant for another day. This current federal government shutdown is an embarrassment all by itself. But the fact it occurred due to differences over ILLEGAL, NON-US immigrants, at the expense of LEGAL US citizens, makes it that much more despicable.