Letter to the Editor - Government shutdown


Last updated 9/12/2023 at 11:12am

Congress appears to be on track to trigger a government shutdown before year’s end as it has so far failed to pass legislation that would fund government operations for the coming year. This impasse is due to a group of conservative House Republicans known as the “Freedom Caucus,” who are ready and willing to shut down our government if their demands for spending cuts are not met! Fair enough to make the case for less spending, but it’s the means to that end — as if their ends justify any and all means — that’s the problem here.

Consider a couple of examples. The far-right, t...

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