October 4, 2013
Government in fourth day and counting. The goal to counteract the debt ceiling is sharpening the political divide. The meetings have not progressed. Again, sending stress to many and leaving 800,000 necessary government workers on the bench. The news “Boehner on stalemate: ‘This isn’t some damn game’” he shouts then what are the stakes.
USA Today reports the big story as “An angry House Speaker John Boehner on Friday called on President Obama and Democrats to “sit down” and negotiate, as the government shutdown continued for its fourth day with no end in sight.”
“This isn’t some damn game,” Boehner said after a GOP conference meeting, his voice rising. “The American people don’t want their government shut down and neither do I.”
He states, “All we’re asking for is to sit down and have a discussion … to reopen the government and bring fairness to the American people under Obamacare.”
There may not be a game at foot but the divide and furry is like football (choose whatever football type relates) with offense and defense charging down field for the ball. The proverbial ball is debt, Obamacare or other extrinsic factors.