Seems instead of coming up with solutions for our nation’s dire fiscal situation, Democrats are tearing a page from the last successful Democratic president’s playbook and playing politics instead. Jonathan Allen reports in the Politico that a “high-ranking aide to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told Democratic chiefs of staff that a government shutdown is more likely than not“. This squares nicely with his boss’s recent statement:
Yesterday Pelosi told reporters that if there is a government shutdown, responsibility will fall on Republicans’ shoulders.
“It is a failure. It’s really a failure to say we have taken the leadership of the Congress of the United States and the first thing we’re going to do is shut down the government to the detriment of our people, to our security and to our country’s future,” she told reporters.
A government horizon is only at present on the very distant horizon and already Pelosi is starting to blame Republicans. While some conservative organizations have called for a government shutdown, most of the talk of such a shutdown comes from Democrats. Seems that they’ve run out of ideas on how to address our nation’s problems, so they’re resorting to old political tricks. Or perhaps they know their solutions don’t find favor with the American people, so they need make Republicans looks like big, bad meanies who are even worse than they.
Hey, it worked in 1995-96.