By Gabrielle Seunagal
It appears that GOP leaders might actually be completely unfit to be calling the shots in Washington. Everyone in America knows that the Republican Party has control of the White House, the Senate, and House of Representatives, yet there is still serious talk about an impending government shutdown. Earlier today, President Trump tweeted that America needed a “good shutdown” to fix the ailments in Washington. The people of this nation are considerably frustrated by the gridlock and inability of Republicans to make progress with matters like healthcare, the spending bill, tax reform, etc. Placing the blame on Democrats won’t work when Republicans have majority control.
A government shutdown is disgraceful and represents utter failure in Washington. The current events do not cast Republicans in the strongest or most favorable light. If Democrats had control of the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives, they would be passing all kinds of policies. There wouldn’t be any gridlock. Republicans have blamed Democrats for the failures in Washington for years, but now that they have the power, they are unable to get anything done. It is utterly deplorable and they all should be ashamed of themselves. Republicans look weak and ineffective.
Republicans in Washington need to work together and start making some serious progress. A good start would be repealing and replacing Obamacare like they vowed to do. Additionally, House and Senate Republicans should get the President’s tax reform policies passed. They will have a tremendous impact on working families and the economy. If a government shutdown occurs, it will serve as a serious political blow to Republicans and could affect the outcome of elections for years to come. It is high time for the GOP to get it together.