Surpirse! Surprise! Or are we? The so-called ‘sticking-points’ between the GOP and the Dems have nothing at all to do with the budget. Rather, it’s all about ideology and 40 ‘policy riders’ that the right-wing attached to their budget. Riders like diluting the EPA, defunding the 2010 Health Care Act, defunding Planned Parenthood, Public Broadcasting and 36 others attached to the bill by Tea Party freshmen, may shut down the U.S. Government at midnight today. John Boehner, caught with his pants down, tried to spin this roadblock by saying, “Americans are concerned not just about how much we’re spending, but how we’re spending it,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said. “That’s why the policy provisions are an important part of this discussion.” No they’re not. Hell No!
Poor Mr. Boehner. Like a new teacher, his classroom is unruly. He has several pupils who he cannot control and there is no Principal’s Office to rescue him. So he lied. Did you catch his biggest whopper- the one about Planned Parenthood? He said that taxpayers should not be paying for abortions. Of course, we don’t and there is a Federal law against it, but it keeps the fundamentalist Christian sheep quiet in their corral.
Ideology, aka politics may shut down the government. And the uninformed voters last November gave the GOP another chance to govern. Have they learned their lesson or do they remain essentially ignorant of what is really happening in this country?