Government shutdown demonstrates lack of leadership

The Republican Congress and Donald Trump’s White House just shut the government down.  They will tell you otherwise, but when you control all the levers of power in DC, the buck stops with you.

U.S. Capitol at Dusk
Credit: Martin Falbisoner (Wikimedia Commons)

When you control power in DC, the buck stops with you.

 

My wife works at NASA, so this hits especially close to home for my family and many in our community.  Ultimately this was an unnecessary development that will harm people across our district and country and end up costing the taxpayers additional billions of dollars for nothing.

The failure of Rep. Babin and Congressional Republicans to secure funding for Harvey recovery is a letdown of leadership.  Texas and other hurricane and wild fire ravaged areas of our country are in desperate need of funding to rebuild and prepare for the next disaster season, but Republicans chose to play politics over having our backs.

Our current Congressman could’t care less about tackling the problems we face.

 

I’m a scientist and former small town mayor, so I get what it takes to reach agreements and get stuff done.  Our current Congressman is more concerned with stoking the base and echoing the President, and couldn’t care about tackling the problems we face and that good government can address.