Friday Debate: Government Shutdown

Friday Deabte

Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:


We are now in Day 28 of the U.S. Federal Government Shutdown. With no end in sight, it has now become the longest government shutdown in U.S. History.

If you have been following the news ( and I won’t blame you if you are not), the constant bickering between the Democrats, the Republicans and the President has become tedious. The worst part millions of federal workers are stuck in a middle of a fight that they didn’t ask to be in. This shutdown is causing a trickle down of effects: millions of people are not getting paid, , peoplemay not get their food stamps on time, food pantries who rely on federal grants may have to close and the list goes on and on. The government workers are the ones that make sure government is functioning and now, they are being left out in the cold.

Like a friend of mine said, “If this shutdown continues on, people will start wondering if they need the government in the first place.” This shutdown will decrease what little faith the people have in the government.

So for this week’s Friday Debate, I am asking these two questions:

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