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The GOP’s #shutdown Insanity

Posted by Phoenix Woman on September 29, 2013

A collection of links on the subject of the looming GOP-forced government shutdown:

Your False-Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead, by James Fallows.

Harry Reid to House GOP and their new master, Ted Cruz: Grow up.

— Will Obama invoke the 14th Amendment to stop the Republicans from forcing America to default on paying for Bush’s wars? Possibly: “However, last night Rachel mentioned the section of the Constitution (14th amendment) that says the US has to pay it’s bills, meaning the President can act alone if the Congress can’t do it. This morning [Friday, 9/28], Sen Tim Kaine, good bud of the pres, quoted the same portion. I now think the President plans to use that and raise the ceiling himself. At this point, it seems the shutdown is inevitable though.”

2 Responses to “The GOP’s #shutdown Insanity”

  1. Charles II said

    Bakunin said:

    “The trouble lies not in any particular form of government, but in … the very existence of government itself.”

    We now see his intellectual heirs. I think he would be surprised.

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