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.
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.