Regardless of blame, cause, or reality, Republicans and their poorer cousins in the Tea Party complain loudly about the horrible state of the economy.
They can only rail in superlatives: We are seeing the absolute end of freedom and the American way of life because of the worst economic crisis in history…and it is only going to get worst…and then even worse than that still unless…of course…we elect more Republicans who have the wrong strategies for economic strength and recovery.
(Fact check anyone?)
So what can Republican do as the economy improves despite their best efforts to keep things down? Well…they can derail the economy with a petty government shutdown. Isn’t that what’s going on?
By the way, you can watch the conservatives insert their self-serving social agenda in what is supposed to be fiscal legislation as they introduce things like abortion legislation and environmental regulation in what should be spending bills. I have said all along that the budget and the economy are merely convenient vehicles for moving anti-government, anti-people legislation through Congress.
What is wrong with these people?
- Senator Reid: “The Issue is Ideology, Not Numbers” (mydd.com)
- Shame on Republicans for using troops as human shields for shutdown politics (thehill.com)
- Reid is right: Republican shutdown looms (thehill.com)