Are you worried about the government shutdown?
Well, maybe you shouldn’t be.
According to Sarah Palin, a shutdown is not to fear. In fact, she argues that it might be a good thing.
While on Fox Business, Palin pointed out that the federal government shut down back in 1995 while Bill Clinton was “hooking up with Monica,” and nothing catastrophic happened. Instead, we ended up getting a balanced budget and welfare reform.
Palin also said that Republicans gained two seats in the Senate and continued to hold the House majority after the ’90s government shutdown.
“That sounds pretty good to me. Let government chill for a bit,” Palin said, suggesting that we might see some similar results this time around.
The shutdown will allow us to truly see how unnecessary and irrelevant many parts of the government are, Palin argued. She pointed out that all of the “non-essential” federal employees will not be working during the shutdown; if government employees are non-essential, why are they working at all?
She then blasted the mainstream media for creating a doomsday narrative to scare and vilify Republicans. The GOP must “not blink” or “allow the media to drive this whole narrative,” Palin cautioned.
Palin continues to be a controversial figure, no doubt. However, one can’t help but admit that she brings up some interesting points.
Perhaps we shouldn’t worry about a government shutdown. After all, as Ben Swann pointed out on Tuesday, it really won’t affect us much. “The mail will continue to come. The military will continue to be paid, Social Security checks will continue to be sent out and Veterans hospitals will remain open.”
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