Politicians fear a government shutdown because of what it would reveal to the American people, conservative talk show host Mark Levin said yesterday, commenting on the averted government shutdown vote by the Senate.
“Most of us would be utterly unaffected for a good period of time which is really why they won’t close it - because it would demonstrate to you: ‘Gee, I can survive on my own!,’” said Levin.
A federal government shutdown would mean that many of the federal departments would not receive the money needed to carry out their duties. However, businesses and people would simply be left unregulated, unobserved and able to run their lives as they see fit.
Levin also points out that a government shutdown is not the end of the world for America because it was done under Reagan and the country survived: “In the Reagan administration they closed the government three or four times, Gee we’re still here!”
Levin concludes by suggesting that the government is not worth what Americans are paying to keep it around. “The deal you are getting out of government isn’t very good unless you work for it,” he says.
Indeed, it is not. That is why the government fears a shutdown more then the populace does. Politicians fear that that people will once again realize that they don’t need government regulations and assistance to run their lives, and that they can actually live freer and fuller lives without it.