October 7, 2013
Day 7 of government shutdown and no change as voices escalate. The parties are getting use to bold posturing with no signs of retreat as the dance continues from both sides of the aisle. The “Government shutdown enters second week” is bold a statement as the action of closed services. Many in the news have concluded that the actions of the government have very little effect on the populous.
To date and since its first day, 800,000 workers are not working. The effect of 800,000 with one partner and postulating one half of the aggregate have children at least one now pushed the total directly effected to 2 million. Now factor in “Numerous gerontological research studies report that family members provide nearly 82 percent of the necessary care for an elder family member. Oftentimes there is one primary caregiver. This person is most frequently the elder’s child/children or spouse,” by University of California San Francisco.
The figure exceeds over 2 million effected or disaffected.
USA Today reports, “Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a leading voice in the shutdown debate for his advocacy of ending President Obama’s health care law, told CNN’s State of the Union Sunday that a debt ceiling package should include structural changes to reduce spending, no new taxes, and provisions to “mitigate the harms” of the health care law. “The debt ceiling historically has been among the best leverage the Congress has to rein in the executive,” Cruz said.
The Tipping Point is necessary to find that will cause disparate parties to find the aisle to walk down to lift the internal services embargo. The countdown persists.