Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Rockin' Shutdown Eve

Welp, as predicted/promised for awhile now, as of midnight last night, congressional brinksmanship has led to a government shutdown. Jon Stewart did a pretty thorough job of eviscerating the Republican rationales that have led us to this point. Remember, this has happened because a faction of House members have a beef with the Affordable Care Act -- a law that's already in effect and is completely separate from the continuing resolution that's currently under discussion. The most relevant part of what Stewart says, in my view, is that while the "pox on both their houses" mentality certainly has merit when it comes to apportioning blame for government disfunction, this ain't one of those times.

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