Ted Cruz said “jump” and John Boehner asked “how high?”
It is starting to appear more and more likely that the extremists who have taken over the Republican party are going to get the government shutdown they so badly want. And it’s all over a law they do not like. The Affordable Care Act was passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives and signed by the President of the United States. It is the law of the land. Period. The Republicans can throw all the temper tantrums they want and that fact will not change. Health care is here to stay.
If a government shutdown does occur tonight at midnight, the Republicans are going to get the
credit blame they so deeply deserve…
If the federal government shuts down starting Tuesday because of a bitter partisan battle over the new health care law, more people say congressional Republicans rather than President Barack Obama would be responsible, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday morning, hours before funding for the government is scheduled to run out, also indicates that most Americans think Republicans in Congress are acting like spoiled children in this fiscal fight, with the public divided on whether the president is acting like a spoiled child or a responsible adult.
And six in 10 questioned in the survey say they want Congress to approve a budget agreement to avoid a government shutdown, and if it happens, most people say a shutdown would be a bad thing for the country.