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Can Republicans Win a Government Shutdown?

elko-mike Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 4:48 PM
It's worse than that. Add the cost of compliance for regulations and mandates and the number is closer to 40 cents of every dollar earned in the private sector. The result of this cost is soft demand, and soft demand results in a sluggish economy. Shutdown the government and America will do much better.
If Republicans do happen to force a shutdown in Washington, it's very possible they'll be embracing a political loser while doing the rest of us an immense favor.

With three Washington-manufactured fiscal apocalypses -- sequestration, the debt ceiling and a new "budget" -- on the docket, the idea of shutting down government to extract concessions from the iron trap sometimes known as the Obama administration has gained traction among Republicans. Or, I should say, the idea of threatening to shut down Washington has.

Pat Toomey, John Cornyn and other conservatives have said as much, though they've littered their shutdown statements with comforting modifiers,...