Title: Master's Candidate
Company or Employer Name: University of Ottawa
Government shutdown impact:
I have been unaffected by the shutdown, other than by the behavior of the Park and Forest Services whose actions have crossed the line from political to mean and spiteful.
The shutdown, contrary to most Americans' understanding, is not about Obamacare, but about out-of-control spending writ large. We spend a trillion dollars a year we don't have. We borrow 40 cents of every dollar we spend. Mandatory spending is already unsustainable. Sequestration and shutdown are blunt instruments, and far from ideal tools, but they may be the only effective means to curb the madness in our current political climate.