Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Government shutdown one step closer...

Until now, I was thinking that the shut down would probably not happen.  Republican leadership remembers what these tactics cost them back in the 1990s, the Democrats, while also remembering the 1990s, are not confident enough in their ability to spin this into a gain, and the tea party noobs confuse noise with political leverage...

However, it looks like it may actually happen in spite all of this.

I just think it is amusing that in order to prove to their base that they are doing something, the tea party reps have decided that the only thing they can do is break the system instead of changing the system.

It reminds me of a four year old smashing his favorite toy to pieces and then looking up and proudly announcing, "See, I am fixing it!"

High Drama As Congressional Leaders Lose Hope Of Avoiding Government Shutdown Brian Beutler | April 5, 2011, 3:37PM

Also, a petition asking Congress to give up their pay in the event of a shut down.  Makes sense to me.  If I throw a fit and do not go to work, I don't get paid either.

‎"Speaker Boehner, if you and the Republicans in Congress really are foolish enough to threaten a government shut-down, then put your money where your mouth is, pass Senate bill 388, and make your members give up their own government salary too!"

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