10/08/2013 11:56 am ET Updated Dec 08, 2013

Shut Down and Show Me The Money

Could it all be just another ingenious Washington fundraising scheme? Or perhaps lawmakers have just stumbled into this trough. But now that Congress has opened the shutdown gates to restore favored projects just imagine this connivance: Special interests descend on Capitol Hill with campaign contributions to get their funding back.

Airline execs need the FAA fully online? Snap!

Military contractors want a furlough exemption? Done Deal.

Corporate farms gotta have those cozy Dept. of Agriculture bureaucrats back in the office giving them breaks. You betcha.

Possibilities are limitless. Shut down the government and reopen parts of it to the highest bidders.

The ultimate pay to play. Sweet!

Craig publishes the news commenting forum Trail Mix