I found an article to read from The Economist, titled “The shutdown: Democrats should tell Republicans what they really want.” Although the article talks about the views of both Republicans and Democrats, I focused more on what the Democrats thought about this issue. I did so, because when I took the Typology Quiz, I was placed in the “Main Street Republican” category. Usually, while I am at Bucknell I do not keep up with the issues occurring back in my home of Washington DC. However, I could not miss the fact that they government actually shut down, it was all over the place.
Clearly, this is a big deal to have the government be shutdown for almost a week now. Obamacare was passed, yet it still is an issue that no one seems to agree on. This leads to the issue with the budgets and the debt ceiling that the Republicans do not want to increase. I understand why they would not want be in even more debt than we are, yet the Republicans even voted to pass Obamacare. So, why back out now when it’s already been put into motion? As the article describes, the Republicans thought they would be able to negotiate and change the budget to fund healthcare. However, Obama will not budge and renegotiate and held a threat to shutdown.
It is important to have opposite views, which allows people to see all sides of the situation. However, to not even negotiate and come to some kind of agreement, the problem will never be resolved. Who is willing to budge?