As always, the talking heads and the media are looking for someone to blame while other pundits are saying everyone is to blame.
The sun came up on the morning of October 1, 2013 and the government was shut down. The sky was still blue. Traffic looked the same. People went to work as usual. (Except for non-essential folks in
Which poses the question, if the government shuts down for non-essential people then why is congress still there? Are they essential?
As the debate raged into the night in
If what the founding fathers created more than 200 plus years ago wasn’t so tragic today, it would be a comedy of errors that no screenwriter could ever imagine. Despite that, the rest of the world must be laughing hysterically at the dog and pony show on Capitol Hill while asking if they are really going to trust our
With very few answers there is a plethora of questions and Catch 22 quirks about the chaotic gridlock in
Who would have predicted that The Affordable Care Act would be open for business on the same day the government shut down for the first time in 17 years?
What happens if the government is still closed in two weeks when the debt ceiling issue hits
Did the Republicans suddenly get a backbone against Barack Obama after witnessing the way Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad made the president and Secretary of State John Kerry look like amateurs in
If the president and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would not negotiate with Republicans about the Continuing Resolution which led to the government shutdown, then why are Republicans getting the blame as most observers claim? Did the House of Representatives not send three alternative plans to the Senate that were all rejected?
Harry Reid told Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) following his filibuster last week that Cruz had wasted precious time while the clock was ticking toward a shutdown. Then the Senate took a break over the weekend, not returning to
In one iteration of the CR the House sent back to the Senate they called for delaying Obamacare for a year so it could be tweaked and polished into a more acceptable format. Does anyone honestly believe that if the Senate had accepted a delay that any “tweaking” would have taken place for the 11 months prior to the deadline? In other words, the delay would be nothing more than just that, a delay. One year from now the debate would be no different than it is today.
Following a press briefing Monday, Barack Obama met with his Cabinet. Did someone have to draw the president a map to find out where the Cabinet was hanging out? During that session, Obama, in typically disingenuous fashion, made a statement to the effect that he wishes the Cabinet did not have to be there when they could be devoting their attention to more important things such as jobs and the economy. Why was that suddenly important on Monday when it hasn’t been for five years?
Then there is the on-going comment about Obama negotiating with
Which leads to one final question, with all the foolishness that is going on in
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