Coming soon - Some great lemonade?
Call me the eternal optimist.
Folks need to look at recent events with a little different perspective. At least the folks who hold ALL the power right now. There are good outcomes that are possible if the GOP collectively gets its head straight.
Our federal spending is bloated, and perpetually deficit ridden. Federal government shutdowns provide an insight into what is truly important to the general population, and leadership. It can also be used as a character test of those who claim certain positions (ie: being against Obamacare, cutting welfare, illegal immigration cost) during voting events.
There is nothing that holds the GOP held Senate to the 60 vote limitation used to provide cover for the shut down. Democrats, if ever they hold power again, would sidestep the rule so fast it would make the obamacare passage mechanics look amateurish to accomplish their stated goals of totalitarian socialism.
Military, ports, courts, borders, and federal highway systems are primary needs. State welfare subsidies,housing, education, federal property ownership, environmental interference, business manipulation (cronyism), and personal medical insurance practices are not.
Start with the federal defunding of California, and make Michigan a close next.
If GOP ideas are good, put them in place and let the results speak for themselves. If some legislators express an inordinate amount of fear about blowback, then we know where our weak sisters are, and they can be replaced ..now.
The #SchumerShutdown is the time to move forward and demonstrate the inadequacy of the Democrat philosophy to provide a constitutionally based operating plan that offers maximum state and individual benefit in the longer term.
It is an opportunity that ought not be missed.
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