Jim you are so right... for those with doubts... here's a summary.
The Senate Dems accepted the GOPs budget at $980 Billion, about $25 billion less than theirs.... sent it to the House BEFORE the shutdown. Boehner feared it might pass & would NOT let it come to the floor and in ADDITION, changed the House rules so NO ONE besides himself except Cantor could do call it for a vote. With that House rule, Nancy Pelosi could have called for an up or down vote and it would have passed (90% chance). The GOTP did this in an attempt to hold BO hostage and control the process by forcing us to a shutdown and even debt default IF they didn't get their way.
SO the GOTP OWNS the shutdown lock, stock, and double barrel. In the process, they have shot themselves in the head ! Luckily for ALL of us, cooler, reasonable GOP heads prevailed ! Or as Steve said - we;d all be screwed... economic chaos like that seen in 1979 after the oil embargo and 2008 combined !!
Forget this cooperation BS some try to blame on BO, you can't cooperate with "TP Nazis**" !! They won on the budget (GOP's) but that wasn't enough !! They NEVER get enough !!so now they're burned badly ! DUH ! (**sorry that's the only fanatical mindset I can equate this too!)
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