Let's face it, listening to members of the US Congress and spokespersons for the President - and the President himself - leading up to and after the government shutdown, is like listening to kids in a school yard. There is a lot of name calling, and a lot of blaming, and a lot of blustering, and a lot of not backing down.
The difference between Congress and a school yard full of kids is that the kids will argue and fight for awhile, and then they will get back to the business of playing, which is usually characterized by cooperation, inclusiveness, and friendship. (Yes, there are bullies, and this is where Congress, the present Whitehouse and school yards are most similar.)
So maybe we should fire the members of Congress and replace them with kids. Then the remaining problem we will have is what to do with the 6-year old in the Whitehouse!—-