A Government Shut Down as a Good thing?

Why a Government Shutdown Could Be a Good Thing

“The federal government moved closer to the brink of a shutdown,” according to The Hill, “as House Republicans failed to quell a conservative rebellion and were forced to delay a vote on a stopgap spending bill.”

“If passed by the House, the Senate would have to vote on the healthcare measure before it could act on the spending bill, and the spending bill could still become law even if Senate Democrats were to vote down the defunding of ObamaCare… The delay once again laid bare the deep divisions within the party over fiscal strategy.”

Ezra Klein explains why the growing odds of a government shutdown “may not be such a bad thing.”

“A government shutdown wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. It’s breaching the debt ceiling that would be a disaster… If the GOP needs to lose a giant showdown in order to empower more realistic voices and move forward, it’s better that showdown happens over a government shutdown then a debt-ceiling breach.”

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