Originally Posted by houghtam
Cute, but completely missing the point.
SoCal at least is acknowledging the pandora's box being opened by practicing this form of "governing".
But, as I said...the Democrats hold all the cards here, so it's kind of a moot point.
Make my day.
Go ahead, shut down the government. Great way to reduce the deficit, and great way to reduce the liability of future generations. Shut it down for the whole year if you want (or longer). Time to start paying down some of that debt. The American people DO NOT NEED the US government.
The House holds the purse strings, and all their asking for is a delay in forcing all Americans to purchase insurance (the entire law is a train wreck right now anyway). So no, the Democrats do not hold all the cards. The US government was specifically designed to provide checks and balances, while limiting the power of the federal government. That's exactly what is happening here.