...So, the federal budget is now once again hostage to a Republican family spat over who can be most popular with Hugh Hewitt's audience. It is also being used by the Democrats to try and wedge some money into the budget to help the people of Flint with their poisoned water. The Fail Safe mechanism seems to be that neither party wants to get hung with the blame for a shutdown a month before the election, so the smart money is on some sort of continuing resolution to get everyone past the beginning of November.
The basic question of how anyone can pit flood victims in Louisiana against the poisoning of the people of Flint is left unanswered. There's an election, after all.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Government Shutdown Looms in Congress with Fight Over Flint, Louisiana Flood Funding: