posted on Oct, 6 2013 @ 03:05 AM
I'm torn on this. I disagree strongly with using any specific groups as bargaining chips. At the same time though, I disagree with what passing
this would do. The endgame for the Republicans here is to pass CR's funding parts of the government piece by piece until they eventually fund
everything that they aren't making political issues out of at the moment leaving just the stuff they dislike funded and the government essentially
back to work while technically shut down.
That's not a good situation for the country either because it effectively gives whoever's in control of the house total control of the government
bypassing the balance of powers. A long term shutdown is better than that alternative.