Thursday, 3 October 2013

07:47 – The federal government is still “shut down” and trying desperately to make sure people notice. As far as I’m concerned, the ideal outcome would be for the federal government to shut down totally and permananently, leaving everything up to the state and local governments. For that matter, if the federal government is shut down, why should it still be collecting taxes? It seems to me that individuals and businesses should stop sending tax payments to the federal government. Each state could begin collecting those taxes and use them to fund necessary expenditures for things formerly done by the federal government. Congress should refuse to increase the debt limit, forcing the federal government into bankruptcy and liquidation. The last person out of DC could turn off the lights. We’d all be a lot better off.