Fix Appropriations, Fix the Government
Everyone knows budgeting isn’t the most interesting conversation starter. Friends and co-workers are unlikely to discuss their money-delegating procedures, and even the latest and greatest budget won’t grab headlines – that is, until part of the U.S. government is shut down over funding disagreements. Current government closures have already made history as the longest on record, affecting 800,000 federal workers with no end in sight.
What got us here?
The answer first requires some background; however, to the chagrin of some of our tech-centric freshman members, I can’t fit the explanation into 280 characters or a catchy meme. So here I am, resorting to an old technique of placing this essay on the opposite side of the editorials page.