Q: What prompted the recent government shutdown?
Douglas Andrew: The government shutdown of 2013 stemmed from a battle over a new resolution designed to increase the debt ceiling to an unheard of amount of $20 trillion. Each taxpayer would effectively bear responsibility by an extra $20,000 to $30,000 of the national debt.
Q: How specifically does the American public experience the effects?
Douglas Andrew: The ripple effect on some industries and businesses is considerable. As a whole, this country cannot afford to fund so many different entities. Despite the government’s inability to live within its means, the American people can still make a better future for themselves. [Read more...]