By Dean Weingarten
Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- The Obama administration has been able to run roughshod over almost all opposition in the Congress for a number of reasons. One that is put forward is that Congress fears being blamed for a “Government Shutdown”.
This translates to a fear of the old media blaming Congress, and the electorate believing the media. I mention this because of the recent CCN poll. Here is the statement used to prep the question:
“On a regular basis, Congress must pass bills that authorize the federal government to spend money for a certain amount of time. When that time expires, the government must shut down until Congress passes a new spending bill.”
Not surprisingly, 71% of the respondents say it is more important for the Congress to approve a budget agreement that would avoid a government shutdown versus a wide variety of other options, such as eliminating funding for Planned Parenthood.
The implicit assumption in the statement is that the only party causing a “government shutdown” is the Congress. No information is given to show that the President is at least equally responsible for a “government shutdown”, even though all …read more