Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Government Shutdown -- October 2, 2013

The Tea Party minority of the Republican caucus in the House of Representatives, called by one columnist the "suicide caucus," has managed to shut down the government by refusing to pass a continuing resolution.  This shows the danger of electing nihilists who hate our government to run our government.  If they manage, by doing this and by failing to raise the debt ceiling in a few weeks, to destroy the economy of the United States and perhaps that of the world, they will have fulfilled the cherished dreams of Osama bin Laden.  They are doing all of this in an effort to deprive the poor and working class of the opportunity to get decent medical care.  Are they doing it just because they hate Barack Obama?  Just because they don't like having an African-American man serving as president?  I wish Speaker Boehner would exercise some leadership and let the majority of the House that wants to pass the resolution get to work. 

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