Well here we are again only this time with a “government shut down” that’s a lot more government and a lot less shut down. Oddly enough we are also up against another debt ceiling. What a coincidence! The president is out on his dog and pony show telling everyone that the world will come to an end if he can’t borrow more money. That is his leverage for getting a continuing resolution to fund the government in place of an actual budget. Well I call BS to it all.
If the debt ceiling is the leverage why leave it in his hands? Absent a continuing resolution he can’t spend the money anyway. Leaving the shutdown in place is saving about 17% of what the government would spend under a CR. I think that’s a pretty good start at controlling spending. That should be the starting point of any Continuing Resolution. But in the mean time give him the debt ceiling increase. It’s money he can’t spend until the government is once again “open for business”.
It’s time to shut down the fear mongering lunatics on the left. We already know the ceiling will be raised. Why give them a tool for their dog and pony show. Raise the ceiling for a year. What’s the difference? Then we can get down to figuring out how they won’t spend the money they could if we let them spend the money. How simple does it have to be?