Trump is right: “Shutdowns” are good for America

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“‘Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!’ the Donald suggested in a tweet on May 2, in a fit of pique over the US Senate’s 60-vote cloture requirement. That requirement forced Republicans to negotiate with Democrats over a stopgap spending bill, in turn requiring Trump to give up on some of his policy goals for the short term to avoid the dreaded ‘shutdown.’ The president’s reasons for rattling the ‘shutdown’ saber are wrong — the harder it is for Congress to spend money, the better! — but his instincts are right. ‘Shutdowns’ are much-needed opportunities for Americans to look more closely at, and hopefully re-think, the federal government’s true role.” (05/02/17)