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  •  Shutdown may not be such a bad thing, at least (2+ / 0-)
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    skillet, alwaysquestion

    not when viewed in the light of current American politics.

    I can see two outcomes:

    1) It's as bad as some warn

    In that case we face major disruptions and long-lasting consequences.  It will grab the attention of voters and cavalier use of shutdown threats will be anathema.  2014 could be a very good year for Democrats.

    2)  It's not so bad.

    Not sure exactly what that means, but it will greatly reduce the value of debt ceiling threats.

    Whether shutdown threats become radioactive or simply not worth the trouble, the post shutdown future could be good for the country once the initial pain subsides.

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    by dinotrac on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 07:58:20 AM PDT

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