Are you on info overload from bureaucratic rhetoric yet??? Yes, I am referring to the latest of Congressional antics that have resulted in a US government shut down! What does this mean to the average citizen who 1) can't work because their office or work site is literally "shut down" for operation; or 2) those workers who are exempt or essential but are working for a congressional IOU until whenever congress peeps decide to approve a continuing resolution. How does this work with one's creditors? Does one get to tell their mortgage or car note holders - here is an IOU until my employer decides they want to pay me?
This situation is not only stressful but lends itself to be a classic case for a full blown mediation. Certainly, the issues are vast and the solutions will not be easy, but until someone intervenes to make something happen - this will continue to be a potentially painful brewing standstill/stalemate!!! How does one resolve the competing interests of all the parties involved? While the most significant parties involved do not even have a seat at the conversation table, these are the citizens and workers most adversely affected! What about them, congressperson? Will you be governing by taking a personal paycheck pass until this situation is resolved? Sounds like that might be extra incentive right there. Will you be notifying your personal creditors that they will need to wait while you pontificate before you agree to make a decision that affects thousands of workers? How do you with sincerity and concern tell your personal staff to simply "suck it up" until you and your elected colleagues decide to make something happen while the staff painfully await to receive a paycheck in a timely fashion if at all.
Enough already!!! Give those folks who just want to work, receive their pay and take care of their families and themselves a break!!! Time to come down off of your philosophical "high horse"!!
You were elected to do the work of the people not make the people who put you in office be held hostage to your nonsense. It might be time for you to "suck it up" or be personally docked for not doing your jobs!!!
If others are feelin me - weigh in and let's get some more convo flowing. Thanks again for tuning in!!!!