It appears the Republicans in the House and Senate are ready to stop the shutdown and get absolutely nothing in return. But never fear, I bet they tell us they’ll get tough on the next fight.
“The tax issue is finished,” Mr. McConnell said on the ABC News program “This Week.” “Over. Completed. That’s behind us.”
And later in the NY Times story:
“Mr. McConnell repeatedly sidestepped questions about whether he supported Republican senators who have suggested that a default – and even a brief shutdown of the government – might be necessary to secure deep spending cuts.”
“My answer is hopefully we don’t need to get to that point,” he said on ABC. “The president surely must know we’re spending way too much. So why don’t we do something about reducing spending?”
Yes, the old saying is true – there is nothing new under the sun.
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” – Ecclesiastes 1:9
We’ll just keep caving and kicking the can down the road. I hope I’m wrong but I know the definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results – and I’m not insane.