Government Shutdown Is The Product of A Boner!
Well, the normal, everyday operations of the national government of the United States of America have come to a standstill, for the most part - national security, military, and some other aspects of the federal government operations excepted. Here, read this:
And now, read this:
"Most people in the body politic are taking a look at this and saying, 'A pox on both of your houses. It should never have reached this point.'" - Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)
"'We can't win,' said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., adding that 'sooner or later' the House would have to agree to Democrats' demands for a simple, straightforward funding bill reopening the government."
(Re: Budget spending bills)
"Until now, such bills have been routinely passed with bipartisan support, ever since a pair of shutdowns 17 years ago engineered by then-Speaker Newt Gingrich severely damaged Republican election prospects and revived then-President Bill Clinton's political standing. ..... This time tea party activists mobilized by freshman Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, mounted a campaign to seize the must-do measure in an effort to derail Obamacare. GOP leaders voiced reservations and many Republican lawmakers predicted it wouldn't work. Some even labeled it 'stupid.'"
The above citations have been extracted from the article "Congress plunges nation into government shutdown" which you may read in its entirety simply by clicking on its title.
Did I spell that correctly? Boner, I mean.
Hmmm, let me see -- and you can also, if you take a look over at this!