I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF THESE POLITICAL GAMES!!!! PASS A DAMN BUDGET, free and clear of encumbrances. The citizens deserve it. No more stopgap measures. Quit tying the budget to pet projects because that’s the only way to get them through. Propose clean bills with just those issues and let them live or die on their own merit. There is a wonderful video shown throughout the day in the Capitol Visitor Center. It talks about ‘E Pluribus Unum’-“of many, one” - and how the government works when everyone cooperates. Every single legislator, along with their staffs, needs to GO DOWNSTAIRS AND WATCH IT TWICE A YEAR. Maybe then they would remember why they’re there! 😡😡😡😡 And HOW MUCH do these people make without their side benefits and deals? They shouldn’t get paid during a shutdown, even retroactively. They’ve got lots of other income. Maybe then they’ll stop messing around with our lives.