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The shutdown: winners and losers

The partial federal government shutdown is great drama, but its actual impact is negligible, it seems to me. After all, essential government employees have not missed a paycheck … including the politicians who manufactured this theatrical production.
And there’s more to come with the debt limit extension looming this month.
So who wins? The Democrats who stand their ground for health care? The tea party Republicans who demonstrate their willingness to do whatever it takes to get their way? How about the moderates who are trying desperately to make government work?
Is there a presidential hopeful waiting in the wings with a ready-made platform for 2016?
Is there someone ready to campaign on the promise of fiscal sanity and more efficient government? Will the voters even pay attention?
The real losers in this game of chicken are the people we elected. They’re going out every day intent on proving that their 10% approval rating is no fluke … they’re earning it!
Our thought for today is from Shimon Peres:
“If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact … not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.”

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10/03/2013 3:57AM
The shutdown: winners and losers
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