When the clock struck midnight on Tuesday morning, the United States government shutdown for the first time in nearly 20 years.
As congress continues to receive a paycheck, thousands of government workers are furloughed, national parks and museums have been closed and other essentials have been put on hold. While Republicans and Democrats continue to point the finger of blame at one another, one former governor has an idea of his own.
"For every day the government is shut down, it should be that we don't have to pay income tax that day because they're not working. They should all be voted out of their office for not doing their jobs ... and vote in everybody BUT Democrats or Republicans because this is what you end up with."
Ventura entered the world of politics when he was elected Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota from 1991 to 1995. Three years later, Ventura was elected Governor of Minnesota under the Reform party and held office from 1998 to 2003. Ventura has since ditched all party affiliation and now considers himself an independent. Ventura has made it known about his disgust of both the Democrats and Republicans, releasing the 2012 book titled 'DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government,' which highlighted Ventura's opposition to the two-party system and called for all political parties to be abolished.
While Jesse Ventura could go off the rails at times with his alleged conspiracy theories, he often makes very strong and valid points. If the United States government is going to shutdown, put thousands of people out of work and inconvenience the American people in their daily lives, maybe the American people shouldn't contribute to the government out of their paychecks.