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Monday, October 7, 2013

Great news on the shutdown

It looks like this government shutdown will end soon.  Check this out:

Republicans are breaking.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the bedrock of traditional Republicanism, now says that it will get involved in Republican primaries by providing financial support to incumbent Republicans who vote to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. In other words, if some Republicans act responsibly and then have to face tea party challengers accusing them of being RINOs, the Chamber will have the back of those reasonable Republicans. It's a civil war within the GOP, folks.

That's how far off the deep end the tea party and right-wing House Republicans have gone. They've lost the Chamber of Commerce.

So good news, indeed. Someone in this group needed to get them to come around to sanity. The shutdown is irresponsible and expensive and utterly unnecessary but flirting with a default on our national debts, which would be catastrophic for the nation and world, is beyond insane.

More proof of good turns for the people right now:

Mind you, the shutdown is, of course, not ended yet and we're still suffering the ramifications. This from earlier today:

U.S. Stocks Drop on Default Concern Amid Budget Deadlock

And then there's this fear, beyond our shores:

Default Threat Generates Fear Around Globe

And this simple, brief truth:


Yet more good news:

Fortunately, finally, Rand Paul has weighed in on the far bigger problem of a national default on our debt with something that's out and out intelligent, which is far too rare for him:  "I think it's irresponsible of the president and his men to even talk about default. There's no reason for us to default."

The trouble is, the source of any default on the debt isn't "the president and his men." Far from it.

Stay tuned, folks.  Surely the "right things" will take place here and sanity will rule.

Here's hoping.


In case you're like to see what the Republicans' shutdown shenanigans are costing us, go here:

 Video: The Cost of the Shutdown by the Numbers

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