November 7, 2010

THE GOVERNMENT-SHUTDOWN BOGEYMAN: “First, Cantor didn’t threaten a shutdown. He was answering a question. Secondly I wonder if the author of this dribble remembered that our Federal government is currently operating without a budget and there isn’t any party gridlock. Third, the President not Congress, decides the scope of any shutdown. Cantor can’t shut the government down, only the Chief Executive can do that. Fourth, Cantor’s ‘petty demands’ are precisely the reason why Republicans were swept to power in the House and made huge gains in the Senate. People want fiscal sanity back and if Republicans don’t deliver then they’ll likely be sent packing. People want spending cuts and the growth of government scaled back, not just arrested.”