Ok, so what WAS the city deficit? $48 million? $8 Million? A zillion? Does it matter?
It seems like an odd point to be debating about.
If you're rescued from a burning building, do you really want to hear a debate about whether it was a two-alarm fire of a three-alarm fire? Probably not. You're just lucky to be standing there.
What's past is past. Things worked out about as well as the could have. Let's move on, shall we?
I want to hear more about the future. Where are we going to be four years from now? Who has the road map to a better future?
The Obamacare rollout was even worse than expected. I'm sure President Obama would love to hit the reset button, but that's probably not fully operational either.
Republicans may finally coming to grips that Obamacare is here and it will not be going away. That toothpaste has already left the tube. Shutting down the government over it was complete folly.
So what happens next?
What will have to happen is to try to make this a functional government program--which, in it's present state, isn't. Since the Democrats won't have the luxury of a super majority, it means both parties are going to have to hammer things out.
The one takeaway I get from the shutdown is what badasses National Park Rangers are. Usually when you think of park rangers you think of Ranger Smith lecturing Yogi Bear on stealing pic-a-nic baskets.
It turns out that when it comes down to closing down the National Mall, they're like Seal Team Six. Who knew?
I hope the mayor's race gets back to the future and to issues.
Obamacare, will take time. But so did Social Security and Medicare. Both were originally called socialism. Both were originally opposed by the GOP. But Eisenhower didn't try to roll back the New Deal and Nixon did not try to roll back the Great Society.
The Republican Party is currently controlled by a small factional of radicals. We need the moderates back, for the good of the country.
But I doubt that even the Tea Party will want to roll back Obamacare three years from now. Republicans have children too, And Obamacare will cover them past college, as they look for jobs. Second, as more companies bail out of health care, the exchanges will be absolutely necessary to the working class.