Wednesday, October 02, 2013

GOP Anarchists and the Budget

Nick Gilleipie talks about the GOP proposal to enact a number of small funding bills to essential functions of the government.  It's not a bad idea.
But in a Washington where 95 percent of Department of Education employees were sent home today because they are "non-essential," I'd think twice about simply moving to restore pre-shutdown funding to the government. It would be nice to dust off actual budget proposals and start talking about what the government should do and how much (or how much little) it should spend in pursuit of those goals.
If they're non-essential, then they are not essential to the function of government.  Perhaps we should dust off the budget and have a national conversation about what is necessary and what is not necessary.


Eaton Rapids Joe said...

From Sultan Knish: "The government shutdown has forced Obama to make do with only a quarter of his 1,701 person staff. That would leave 436 “vital” employees. The 90 people who look after his living quarters would be slashed to 15 to “provide minimum maintenance and support”. "

Gerry N said...

I wonder if the Lightbringer is smart enough to learn how to make a bed or wash a dish.

Somehow, I seriously doubt it.