Ever since the US government is shut down, I have symptoms of a cold. Over night they got worse, again. Coincidence? Who knows.
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In the midst of this US government shutdown, some statements by House Republicans show where the real problem lies. From the New York Times: “We’ve got a name for it in the House: it’s called the Senate surrender caucus,” said Representative Tim Huelskamp, Republican of Kansas. “Anybody who would vote for that in the House …
We’re not going to be disrespected,” conservative Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., added. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is. The Shutdown Caucus Explains Itself – Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic Coates can’t add anythng. Neither can I. Read Coates’ colleague Derek Thompson for more.
A small federal contractor on having her biggest client disappear – The Washington Post
This interview with a small business owner who mainly does web design for federal government agencies offers a good example of how potentially catastrophic this shutdown may be for the still weak US economy.A small federal contractor on having her biggest client disappear – The Washington Post
What this country needs is more unemployed politicians. Angela Davis Not saying that I entirely agree, but on the day a group of uncooperative politicians shut down the government this quote seems very current. Especially because these politicians shut down the government and all the good it can potentially do over the attempt to repeal …
Shutting It Down
Now that the House GOP/the tea party actually did force a US government shutdown, Ezra Klein breaks it down again why this actually happened. There is a longer informative news report on NYTimes.com as well as a handy graphic sketching what parts of the government will be sent into furlough and who has to continue …