What will we demand of you before we restore nonessential government services?
Um, delay of ObamaCare?
How about this?
- You enforce the language already existing in the bill requiring income verification for subsidies, to prevent fraud (not that people ever go nuts when government allows them to commit fraud).
- Repeal a medical device tax everybody hates anyway.
- The President, the Congress, and the Cabinet must comply with ObamaCare. We’ll stop asking Congressional staffers to be on it too.
That is Republicans’ version of “negotiation.”
Tough as nails, huh?
RELATED PERSONAL STORY: My daughter was reading in her textbook about checks and balances last night, and came across a part describing the Legislature’s power to withhold funding for certain initiatives. She read it to me, because it sounded familiar to her . . . since she had just received a spontaneous lecture from me yesterday morning on the exact same topic.
It works only when the legislature is willing to exercise the power that it has, though.