[ExI] Tap tap….Hello? Is this thing on? (Or Zombie Apocalypse!)
atymes at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 08:01:11 UTC 2013
Not so much. Only bits of the government are getting shut down. More may
get suspended the longer this goes on.
This happened before, a bit under two decades ago. Then as now, Republican
Congress vs. Democratic President. Then as now, the public backed the
President. Last time was some days until the Republicans found out they
really didn't have public support, and backed down. This time they seem
more ideological, and more extremist (in part because they're fighting a
black President: some of them have all but openly admitted racist
motivations). That probably means it'll take longer.
What will be more interesting, for good or for ill, is if they haven't
backed down by the time the debt ceiling must be raised. I hear the
deadline is currently projected to be October 17th. Forcing the US to
default is no mere shutdown.
On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 12:39 AM, Omar Rahman <rahmans at me.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Forget 'philosophical zombies', we have 'political zombies' in Washington.
> The shambling horde emerging from K street alone is enough to terrify the
> So, how are you all doing in the post apocalyptic libertarian paradise?
> This is twice now that the Disciples of Reagan have acted on his
> proclamation "Government is the problem!" I wonder how the markets will
> react to this elimination of government. That's the true test of anything
> and everything, right?
> Media pundits are coming for our brains......*crash*
> Omar Rahman
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