Thursday, April 7, 2011
Republicans Want a Shutdown
Let's be clear:
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll confirms that Republicans would rather shut down the Federal government than compromise on the Federal budget:
Compromise on the budget - Republicans 38%
Compromise on the budget - Democrats 68%
That's why Boehner and the Republicans can't compromise, his base won't allow him to compromise. Democrats have accepted Boehner's original cut of $33 Billion, now he says it needs to be $40 Billion. That's called "bad faith".
The problem for Republicans? Independents overwhelmingly agree with the Democrats - compromise on the budget. This will not go well for the Republicans.
The "teaparty" affair was fun while it lasted my Republican friends, but nobody likes a crazy hothead ...