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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Government Shutdown Winners and Losers

The pathetic gossip columnists who pass for punditocrats breathlessly squealing on the Sunday shows about who will "win" and who will "lose," who will be "up" and who will be "down" if the GOP's newly elected crop of anti-government zealots manage, predictably enough, to break the government they despise so much (you get what Republicans vote for when you decide to sit elections out, Democrats), all seem to me to be failing tragically to pay attention to all the real protagonists in this sordid stupid drama. If the government is shut down by the Republicans everyday people who depend on actually functioning government by the millions will lose.

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