From Lee Lofaso@2:203/2 to All on Sun Oct 6 00:57:05 2013
"They don't get to hold the entire economy hostage over
ideological demands!" - President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama was talking about the thirty odd
Republican members of the House who have managed to shut
down the government (with a little help from friends).
The Republican leadership in the House cannot control their own.
The Republican leadership in the Senate cannot control their own.
What do these Republican outlaws expect to gain by their antics?
The Affordable Care Act was passed by both houses of Congress, signed
into law by the President, and upheld by the US Supreme Court. The
American people will not take kindly to acts of extortion. Which is
exactly what this government shutdown business is. Republicans are
telling the President, "Give us what we want, or else!"
How far will Republicans go in this matter? Will Republicans go so
far as to take this country down with them, leaving the American people
as poor as people in Bangladesh? We have already seen what Republicans
have done to this country's credit rating. And to think they are
willing to drag it down even more. If this keeps up, we'll all be
riding bicycles rather than driving cars.
Then again, most Americans could use the exercise ...