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GOP Puts Spotlight on Feckless Senate Democrats

R.3 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 10:04 AM
Witholding their pay is a pipe dream. When no one is looking they will vote to give themselves the back pay they missed out on. Professional politicians do not engage in tactics or behavior that injures or restricts themselves. Nor will a gov't shutdown result in a loss of pay for fed employees, they get back pay, as well. The only people who suffer from gov't ineptitude are the people who pay the bills.
SdAufKla Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 10:43 AM
I agree.

This is going to work about as well as the sequestration - i.e. not at all.
Have the House Republicans come up with a winning strategy on the debt ceiling and spending cuts? Or just a viable one? Maybe so.

They certainly need one that is at least the latter, if not the former. Barack Obama is up in the polls since the election, as most re-elected presidents have been. The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows him with 52 percent approval and 44 percent disapproval. Other public polls have similar results.

In contrast, the NBC/WSJ poll reports that only 26 percent have positive feelings about the Republican Party and 51 negative feelings. Toward Speaker John...