Absolutely not. If the U.S were to shut down, we would be in huge trouble. The whole world relys on the U.S for ideas, food, and foreign aid. If we were to shut down, even if is was for just a little while like a few months, some countries might not survive. Like Egypt for example, they rely on us greatly for foreign aid. If we were to stop giving that to them for a while, their failed attempt to become a democracy would become even more of a fail, and they might go into civil war.
And if we were to do that now, ISIS would take over the Middle East. Other countries would try to help stop them, but other counties have even said that they are greatly relying on us to do something about it. That proves other countries rely on us just too much for our government to shut down.
I would like to thank the instigator for beginning this debate, I look forward to partaking in this traditional and important practice of any democratic civilization. Before we begin I would also like to confirm that my stance toward a government shutdown would be an ugly but necessary tactic. Government is an important service to those it governs but the U.S government has too many flaws to continue without undergoing major reform. My overall point of thesis would say that we have to focus on issues we face in our society no matter how we do it. When it comes to foreign aid, my introductory argument is this: the countries that need foreign aid are not friends of the United States but the friends of the United States don't need it. My position on foreign aid is for a separate debate topic but I would disagree with preventing the reform of the U.S government just because of the needs of another country.