They say that this is all they can get. They say it would be irresponsible to shut down the government to do more. They're clearly scared of how the Democrats would try (with the biased media's connivance) to paint the shutdown as their fault. They have a bunch of "strategists" who are crafting a cunning plan for victory in the next elections.
The ancient Greek poet Archilochus is best known for his saying the fox knows many things; the hedgehog knows one big thing. The GOP leadership knows many things, about election cycle tactics.
Me, I know one big thing, which is:
Five months after an election victory of historic proportions, the GOP doesn't have the guts to stop the runaway train wreck that is the Federal budget deficit.m They're content - even after the biggest victory in living memory - to add another trillion dollars a year to the burden that my children will have to bear, and to let the Federal Reserve continue to destroy the value of the dollar.There is only one explanation that remotely makes sense about why they would do this. It's not that they're scared of the media (although they are) or not smart enough to figure out how to get the message out anyway (they probably are).
The Big Thing that I know is that they don't want to cut the budget. Sure, they want to cut some parts of the budget, but they like cutting government tax code deals to their friends, just like the Democrats.
Here's the Big Thing that I know:
All of them.
Dans ce pays-ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres. (In this country it is useful, now and then, to kill an admiral, to encourage the others.)
- Voltaire, Candide
Hey Stupid Party - watch this:
$400B a year in interest on the debt, in only 3 years. Not just going to be #1 Son and #2 Son paying for this ...
Via Reason Hit & Run.