boehner just gave a talk on the cliff and the President speaks at 1:05 Eastern. If we did not implode in 2008/2009 I don't think we will this time either.<quoted text>
Actually, the last time that happened, it was the Republicans who got blamed for shutting down the government. They did the right thing but politically it hurt them. However, that being said, I wish they would put aside the political part and do the right thing.
Personally, I feel we are at a point where this economic mess we are in won't be fixed until we have a total collapse of our economy. When that happens, a lot of people are suddenly going to find themselves in a world of hurt because mama-government won't be able to help them. I might be able to weather it all. I have about a years worth of food storage. My house will soon be paid off. I can hunt in the mountains just outside my back door. I have plenty of ammo to protect my assets. I have a couple of generators and some gasoline storage. I have some hard monetary assets stored at home. In other words, I'll get by. Not so the woman in New York who made no preparations for the storm and is now whining and crying that the government isn't taking care of her.
Your guys caved in because it was the right thing to do. Just like they cry about the debt even as they pass the spending.