Seems like all the talk around Washington this week is about the Republicans threat to “shut down the government” if their spending bill isn’t passed. They say it like it’s a foregone conclusion. Even Alaskan whack job Sarah Palin is on board suggesting that shutting down the government could be a solution to our debt crisis. Ummm…how? Besides our government doesn’t currently have a kill switch. You can’t just shut it down when you’re having a fit. There are people and services at stake. Think about it. Government shuts down, you’re not getting that tax return you are so anxiously awaiting in the mail, grannie isn’t getting her social security check or her Medicare, and no one will be inspecting your food, planes, highways, the list is endless. As much as I want to see the debt reduced, this is just plain nonsense and it has to be taken off the table.