What do Americans think about the shutdown?
The results of a recent C-B-S News poll give us a snapshot of how Americans are reacting to the shutdown in Washington.
72% of Americans disapprove of shutting down the government due to differences over the health care law. Republicans are divided; 48% approve, 49% disapprove. 57% of Tea Party supporters approve of the shutdown. Disapproval is much higher among Democrats and Independents.
44% of respondents blame Republicans for the shutdown, 35% blame the President and Democrats.
43% say they are angry with the way things are going in Washington.
73% think Congress’ priority should be to get the government back up and running, while 21% think the priority should be to stop the health care law. Two-thirds -- 66% --think any budget agreement should be separate from funding for the health care law.
This week the Wichita City Council was dealing with a long-term drought plan … preparing for the future. What a contrast to Washington’s crisis-to-crisis approach to national issues!
Our thought for today is from Peter Drucker:
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”