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No, that’s not how the internet publishing business works — but apparently, it’s how the America’s Republican-led House works. Yes, after a bone-crushing eight days of work, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has announced that effective today, school’s out for mid-terms. They’re returning to work on November 12th, one day after the elections. McCarthy himself washes his hands of the matter:
“Unfortunately, while our nation continues to face tremendous economic challenges, House and Senate Majority leaders decided to adjourn Congress early and leave town. This was an unfortunate change in schedule for the American people and small businesses across the country.
My colleagues and I, including more than 40 Democrats, were ready to have a real debate and vote on making sure we have stable tax rates moving forward so that small business owners can plan for the future. However, Congress departed without passing legislation to extend our current tax code and prevent massive tax hikes that arec oming January 1, 2011. Congress also failed to consider a real budget for Fiscal Year 2011.”
For the most part, McCarthy pins the blame on Democrats, who universally shut down the GOP’s 97th attempt to defund Obamacare, and other legislation to approving slapping orphans in their stupid faces until money falls out. McCarthy’s announcement suggests that they may return to session if the Senate refuses to pass the House-approved budget.
So, pretty much a repeat of Government Shutdown 2013, only this time it’s shutting down one part of the government, and blaming it on the opposition’s refusal to give them what they wanted.
So, SOP at the GOP.
Seems hiring a bunch of government saboteurs to create The Worst Congress Ever wasn’t the best idea after all, huh? Or, maybe it was, if your goal was to destroy that government in the first place.
h/t: Daily Kos