I was not surprised by the shutdown, nor the rhetoric surrounding it. Our last Governor used a shutdown (or the threat of one) to get her way every single year she was in office. Today, given the chance to explain, I have no doubt that she would cower behind the old, “it was their fault” argument.
One thing is for certain, today as it was back then: How dare you motherfuckers demand a balanced fucking budget with no tricks or gimmicks! You will pay for your insolence!
Remember that next time you hear of another open air monument being barricaded. Who’s paying for those people to barricade shit up anyway? Why aren’t they non-essential?
Oh, and did you hear the new politically correct term for non-essential? I have, but it’s not essential.
Oh, humorously enough, we haven’t been threatened with a shutdown since she left – and we have a balanced budget two years out. Our last Governor said this was not possible.