Paul Ryan gives GOP a short-term win. But has the “Stupid Party” snatched defeat from the jaws of victory … again?
Tagged: government shutdown
Soon, all public schools will be allowed to enroll all students, regardless of need, into a new federal entitlement: “free” school lunches. This is the second year of a three-year rollout for the program, embedded in Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Hundreds of thousands of government workers were laid off, national parks, monuments and other federal tourist attractions were closed, veterans were shortchanged, etc. All because the Republicans in the House of Representatives didn’t vote the necessary money for them, right? Wrong!
Chris Hayes says that the Tea Party faction and right-wing activists are “lying” to the American people and the Republican leadership in Washington. But Ben points out, rightly, that the bigger lie was that Obamacare was ready for prime time.
The balance of what’s possible with what the base wants is a delicate thing, and Republican leadership sure hasn’t figured out how to achieve it. That Bismarck line about politics being the art of the possible is being bandied about a lot lately… But I’ve always had a problem with it, because I think it ignores the reality of modern political tactics.
Is anyone surprised that last Friday’s budget deal to avert a government shutdown (most of the government would have kept going) is being shown to be a sham? Thirty-eight billion[…]
Headlines in newspapers across the country today declare we are on the verge of a “government shutdown” because the Republicrats and Demoplicans cannot agree on whether to cut an infinitesimal[…]