John Boehner says, "I don't see that happening," with regard to averting a shutdown. That quote could apply to anything. It could also mean, "I didn't see it coming; I saw it coming but could not stop it; or, I don't care anymore."
Vulnerability in this sense begins with individuals and then aggregates to larger and larger negative consequences.
- Individuals who are already living in poverty can expect even worse conditions through in uncompassionate Congress.
- Individuals who are at poverty and trying to advance will find it even more difficult as jobs grow more scarce along with deficient upward mobility.
- Individuals who are living in the Middle Class will likely find it more difficult to sustain their position.
- Individuals falling from the Middle Class will have a hard fall.
- Individuals seeking to enter the marketplace having completed a college education will find it more difficult to find jobs with an upwardly mobile career path.
- Veterans will continue to experience mistreatment upon retiring from service.
- Veterans who is serving can’t depend upon get their pay on time.
- Government employees will experience greater insecurity.
- Government contractors too will experience instability.
- America’s Social Security and health services safety net can’t be relied upon with essential certainty.
- America’s credit rating is at risk once again as Congress telegraphs that it cannot function responsibly and is therefore exceedingly risky.
- America’s dysfunctional government telegraphs to enemies that the nation is weak and can be tried and tested with greater advantage to its enemies.
So, the news this afternoon is that the “House digs in.” What are they digging? Another hole into which to bury American dreams and promise. Not only are immigrants denied needed reform and the dream to become Americans, American dreams are on hold too.
“Shutdown grows more likely as House digs in
By Ed O'Keefe, Rosalind S. Helderman and Lori Montgomery, Updated: Thursday, September 26, 3:44 PM E-mail the writers
Top House Republican leaders Thursday rejected the short-term spending plan expected to be passed by the Senate in coming days, increasing the possibility of a government shutdown next week.
Asked if the House would pass the bill unchanged once it is sent from the Senate, Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) replied: “I do not see that happening.”