Senator Bernie Sanders has encapsulated in a single, biting paragraph why the current GOP-led government shutdown is occurring. It's a paragraph he uttered on MSNBC and then Tweeted out to the world.
It's a paragraph worth reading:
This is about the wealthiest among us inflicting unspeakable pain
upon American citizens and doing irreparable harm to the United States in order to protect their deep-pocketed interests.
It's about a child-like greed and self-serving insensitivity that the contemporary GOP has come to embrace with open arms.
It's billionaires going to war against Americans, and against America.
It's that simple.
David Harris-Gershon is author of the memoir What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?, now out from Oneworld Publications.