They don't know what irony means, so it's adorable when they tell you that Green Eggs and Ham is one of their favorite books even though it's a story about a guy who refuses to try anything new and strange because he's afraid he'll hate it and then finally he relents and realizes it's amazing.
The blame game goes on and on and the government stays shuttered. And meanwhile, the people watching the story play out -- and, I would say, especially leaders in business -- might be missing the most important lesson of it all.
Outrageous. And all for what? Because a small faction of snot-nosed kids within the Republican Party cannot accept the outcomes of the 2008 and 2012 elections and the passage of the Affordable Care Act.
Harry Reid's utterance about "Tea Party anarchists" is a symptom of the amnesia that has befallen libertarian political thought in this country -- an amnesia that helps the capitalist class grow stronger with each sequential fiscal crisis and each shrinkage of the social safety net.
By refusing to continue to fund the U.S. government because of, essentially, losing a vote in Congress in 2010 and then an election in 2012, the Republican Party has made it clear getting their way is more important than anything else.
For the first time in 50 years, if I needed my own secondary insurance, I could get it without facing a cap on payments for a serious pre-existing condition. We are an ordinary family, so I expect many others are in much the same position.