Trump — hoisted by his own petard of lies, CONspiracy, obstruction (and discrediting witnesses in advance of congressional or courtroom testimony is also criminal obstruction [Big Mueller is watching and taking notes]) and yes, despite he who “doth protest too mucy,” COLLUSION.
And the Trump shutdown? As many Americans are being personally affected by inconvenience (and increased safety and terrorism threats at airports, national park closures, food inspections being suspended, tax refunds being suspended, SBA and other business loans not getting approved, federally guaranteed loans for homes, business and students not getting approved, copyrights and patents not getting approved, transportation and highway safety on hold, landlords not being paid rental subsidies for tenants [landlords lose income, tenants may be evicted] and EBT/SNAP benefits on hold and many others) what we are seeing is the proof of the great CONservative LIE — their now disproven myth — LIE — that we don’t need government.
The good news is that state governments remain open. The more good news is that many aspects of federal government such as the Postal Service and Social Security are self-funding, so are not affected, and some others, such as the military (except for the Coast Guard which is under the Homeland Security budget and is shut down) have been funded under separate appropriations.
But it does prove that, yes, we do need government.
April 12, 2017