If nobody misses non-essential government functions during shutdown, maybe we can do without them.
No excuses will work.
Democrats block legislation to ban shutdowns because opinion-makers will always blame the GOP for them.
‘We’re not going to have…’
Democrats are refusing to allow an up-or-down vote to defund executive amnesty.
A year later, Democrats on verge of shutting down government
Congress avoids another shutdown
‘Dems looking for ways to delay this law, which is all we were asking for’
On the one-month anniversary of the end of the shutdown
‘If your granddaddy’s grass needed cutting, you would go out and help him, wouldn’t you?’
‘When the government simply gets out of the way of the private sector, we can see real job growth’
‘There were no discernible impacts of the partial federal government shutdown’
2012’s new regulations cost $216 billion; the shutdown cost $24 billion
We would have only been talking about the shutdown for the last four weeks
As DC ground to a halt — not much slower than usual — states carried on better than ever.
‘The minor derailment of the shutdown will look like nothing compared to the train wreck of Obamacare’
The GOP sans-culottes need to convince the American people they can govern.
To most in the imperial city, it was business as usual. But not for the rest of us.
The people step in when government fails