Good Day Sunshine
8:45 AM, Oct 17, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The siege has been lifted. The 16-day ordeal is ended. Life, once again, is good. As Alexander Bolton and Pete Kasperowicz of The Hill report:
Park rangers can stand down from the barricades. It is again permissible to pull weeds from the White House garden. Federal employees in Washington and across the land will return to their jobs and be fully paid for the time they missed.
On Capitol Hill, lawmakers will resume the search for that elusive deal that solves the problem of insufficient revenues, lavish spending, and ever increasing debt. Some, like House Appropriations Committee chairman Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky), are even hoping for entitlement and tax reform."
Others have their own agendas with:
Meanwhile, out in the country, citizens will continue their struggles with Obamacare, attempting to secure the insurance that Washington has told them they must buy or be punished and which, given problems with the sign-up machinery, it is almost impossible to buy.
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