The clock is ticking on Congress, 5 days left to get some kind of spending bill passed. Seems most of the talking heads agree on the silliness of going through another shutdown as a minority of members of Congress continue their march in support of the shutdown. And the key contentious point seems to be funding women’s health?! Planned parenthood doesn’t spend Federal funds on abortions and there is much debate about the truthfulness behind the video touted by Carly Fiorini. This morning’s Post has this article, Shuttering govt costs more than keeping it open, $2 Billion more! Then the surprise of the day with Boehner’s resignation. Like him or not, seems he is going to fall on his sword to keep the government running and that is a good thing.
Hopefully the Pope’s grace, humility, and prayers will have at least a temporary beneficial effect on Washington. As I have said before the costs associated with government shutdowns are high, and it hasn’t seemed to make a difference in the past. The Federal employees and the public they serve are the ones who suffer the most.