Probably the easiest answer is because of partisan difference. However, I think we’d be fools if we didn’t acknowledge the take away for all of us is so much bigger. Let our lawmakers unwillingness and inability to work together be a lesson for us all.
How many times have we as “everyday” folk allowed our greed, pettiness, hate and jealousy filter to through our work, home and other aspects of our lives? Our actions and emotions have a way of spreading. Were you cruel to a co-worker or someone at church? Who knows what you could’ve accomplished TOGETHER if you hadn’t offended so-and-so.
Hopefully Washington will get it together soon enough. In the meantime, we should put our own lives under a microscope and examine what kind of shutdown we’ve created and the fall out we left behind.