Like who really cared. After all the hoopla, the federal government didn't end up shutting down. Or, "Shut down was averted to the relief of the nation." On the other hand, it amounts to a huge disappointment for the federal workers who have to report to work on Monday. The last time the government shut down due to lack of funding, non-essential federal employees received their paychecks retroactively. Not a late paycheck. Because for the duration of the temporary furlough, they weren't physically there at the work place, but were paid irregardless to compensate them for the inconvenience. What a country. At any rate, the sure solution to our trillion dollar deficit is to enact an obesity tax, or a Fat Tax. As we speak, 65 percent of Americans are obese, albeit, the notion of a Fat Tax is ironic in the sense that the federal government stubbornly refuses to trim the fat from the body of it's own spending bills, but that's besides the point.
If you haven't heard, the latest polls show that Donald Trump has tied Mitt Romney for likable Republican candidates for president. In all probability, Trump's public campaign to prove Obama wasn't born in the US is responsible for the boost in ratings which doesn't speak well about the respondents of the polls in the degree that they're so hard up to replace Obama with a Republican president with the possible exception of the cult appeal shown for Sarah Palin in the wake of the Obama presidential victory even with Palin's equal lack of making any sense of her own mission. Trump mass appeal has been his trademark bluntness. He's been characterized as, "He says things that we think." Well, that's more due to the inherent advantage of being a billionaire. A billionaire is a billionaire is a billionaire. How many billionaires was that. The point is that it doesn't matter whether you have a paltry one billion dollars in the bank, or 70 billions and own the bank. You're still in the same billionaire's club. And you're more inclined to speak your mind whenever it suits your whims. However, when Trump demands that Obama show him his original birth certificate, or what was it, certificate of live birth, kinda confusing, just whom does Trump pretend to represent from which he derives the power of lunacy? In reality, a clear majority of 70 percent of Americans feel that Obama is a bona fide American citizen all the while Trump is trying to give the impression that he represents the nation.