|Republicans totally and utterly fail but do succeed in hurting America|
The debt ceiling fight is dead.
Obamacare is alive.
In an effort to kill "The Affordable Care Act" the GOP first shut down the government for over 2 weeks and then walked the full faith and credit of the entire United Stated to the brink of default.
For what? Nothing.
For all of their efforts Republicans garnered absolutely nothing. Not one of their demands was met by President Obama or the Democratic party. The Republicans got Zero. Zilch. Nada. Zip!
Though the Republicans didn't get a single demand or concession of theirs met for holding the nation hostage that does not mean that their little stunt didn't cost the country dearly.
Through the combination of the government shutdown and their refusal to pass the nation's debt ceiling this is a partial list of the damage the Republicans caused...
- It has taken at least $24 billion out of the United States economy.
- 6% was taken off our annualized 4th quarter growth.
- 800,000 federal workers went without pay during the government shutdown.
- National parks and monuments closed.
The Senate voted 81 to 18 to reopen the federal government and raise the nation's borrowing limit
The House followed suit with a vote of 285-144.
Not even close. The only problem is...
The bill agreed upon today by Senate and the Congress will only fund the government through January 15th and extend the debt ceiling through February 7th which means we get to do this all over again in a short few months.
So I'm guessing the Republicans are looking at this as a total win.