The Herald’s recent article in the Money section about the government shutdown was an earful. Congress finally got around to employing the system of checks and balances that our Constitution provides by throwing the brakes on runaway government spending and, surprise, surprise, the stock market held firm and the Dow improved.
The article went on to threaten that soon a heavy increase in our already horrendous debt would take care of matters. The 800,000 basically superfluous government employees will be restored to their useless jobs with back pay returned.
This much-needed shutdown couldn’t have taken place without the support of responsible Democrats joining in the effort.
It’s time to avoid euphemisms like “debt ceiling” and “shutdown.” We should start calling a spade a spade by talking about out-of-control spending and the size of government. Bigger and bigger government we positively don’t need and shouldn’t have to pay for.