Our political system is broken. Our gridlocked elected representatives are presently unable to maintain the most basic responsibility of their position: a functioning government.
Our government has just presided over a record-long shutdown that impacted the pay of an estimated 800,000 federal workers and scores of federal contractors. Businesses that depend on the basic functioning of government have seen decades of hard work consumed by the self-inflicted chaos and uncertainty spewing from our nation’s capital. Critical functions such as the processing of tax returns, small business loans and mortgage approvals were stymied- not to mention thousands of officials, including air traffic controllers and TSA agents, required to work without pay.