Why should I be mad that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which is in charge of monitoring oil transportation, is shut down? I don’t live near the 16,000 gallon oil spill in Oklahoma,
or the 210,00 gallon oil spill in Arkansas
or the 840,000 gallon spill in North Dakota
or any of the other spills that occurred this year.
Why should I care if the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are drained? I'm not trying to get into any clinical trials.
Why should I be mad that supplemental nutrition for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is suspended? I'm not trying to feed children on a minimum wage salary.
Why should I care if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food inspectors are furloughed? I've never been one of the 48 million Americans who are sickened each year by food-borne illnesses.