It looks like the impending government shutdown will indeed occur on Friday (April 8) if the White House and the GOP don't resolve their budget dispute. The problem is U.S. President Barack Obama's refusal to approve the budget cuts that the Republicans want.
The government shutdown won't affect U.S. President Barack Obama or anyone in Congress because they will still get paid.
But it will affect thousands of good people who go to work every day in non-essential services such as parks, museums, etc.
Naturally, the Democrats are blaming the Republicans for being stubborn.
Cynthia Tucker, the esteemed syndicated political writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, says if the shutdown occurs, blame House Speaker John Boehner and the GOP -- not Obama.
But we would expect her to say that since she's a Democrat. The Pulitzer prize winner in political commentary says the Dems are holding their ground. "Here’s how we got into this mess: Republican leaders didn’t keep their word," Tucker wrote on her blog this morning.
More specifically, she points the finger of blame at "the entire far right wing of the Republican Party" for demanding more than the $33 billion in cuts handed to them by the Democrats.
Tucker didn't mention that it was the Democrats who failed to pass a 2011 budget last year when they controlled Obama, the House and the Senate.
In the meantime, black people will have to scramble to make ends meet while these political millionaires take their vacations and toil in the hot sun practicing their golf swings during the shutdown.
Is this what you voted for when you elected Obama as president? Please vote responsibly when you go to the polls in 2012.