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It’s Shutdown Season

Posted on AllSides September 28th, 2023
From The Center
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File

On a good day, I forget that the government exists. I drive to the grocery store on smooth roads and drop my mail off at the little blue box that sits at the end of my street, and I consider going to the library, as a treat for a productive errand run. 

Roads, mail, libraries: these are just a few of the public goods provided by the government, paid for by our tax money. And I’m happy to pay for these services, especially when everything’s running smoothly. I often forget...

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