Let's try to get this straight.
House GOP leaders are now offering to extend the federal
They're not offering to end the
They would also forbid the Treasury from using "extraordinary measures" to stave off default after Nov.r 22. In other words, cognizant of the catastrophic effects of a default, they would make it harder to avoid.
They're refusing to reopen the government unless President
Support for the GOP position, and the party in general, is collapsing to a record low, and it wasn't too great to begin with. Even the Koch brothers are disavowing the government shutdown. We stand with Matt Yglesias: This is a deal for nothing, and one that the president and the Senate can't accept even in part.