- Posted September 20, 2013 by
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When I was six, my friends and I loved to play kick-ball. My best friend Mike brought the kick-ball one day, and when it was his turn he was tagged “out” at first base. Mike threw a tantrum and shouted, “you have to say I’m not out – or I’ll take my ball and go home!”
Irrespective of opinion on Obamacare, or any law for that matter, doesn’t today’s threat by house Republicans set a dangerous precedent? Since when do our law makers ignore the rule of law, that they voted on in the first place? Now that they are “out” (of power), they say they will simply not fund the next year’s budget and shut down the government. Isn’t this the same as Mike threatening to take his ball and go home – ending the game – if he doesn’t get his way?
Since when do our elected, and paid, representatives get to our budget process as a way to veto legislation that has already been passed and signed into law?