effects of the government shutdown

Cruz, Lee Not So Extreme After All?

Deroy Murdock, National Review Online

The sinking of S.S. Obamacare will vindicate GOP “extremists.” 

IRS Plays Politics W/ Shutdown

Dan Reihl, Breitbart

With the IRS now claiming that tax refunds will be delayed because of the recent government shut-down, it's worth highlighting that the same was true last year.

Shutdown's Forgotten Heroes

Janeen Capizola, BizPac Review

Border agents are still on duty protecting the US, but working without pay during the government shutdown. Though deemed “essential personnel”, they weren't included in the bill that ensured troops were still paid.

Raising the Debt Ceiling: Smart Move or Surrender?

Beware a deal that allows the establishment GOP to declare victory without actually having to fight for conservative principles, and thereby loses them the limited government constitutional conservative grassroots – and even a majority of Democrats and Independents – who want real spending reform.

Obama Aimed for Military Pain?

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) accused Obama of seeking to inflict the “maximum amount of pain” on active duty National Guard members who may have been improperly furloughed as part of the gov't shutdown.

Dr. Carson's Rx for Shutdown Blues

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., The Washington Times

In order to cope with a $17 trillion debt, why is the gov't inflicting pain on us when it could have simply trimmed nonessential personnel and services from the budget with little or no inconvenience? 

Paul: Goons Blocked WWII Memorial

Lucy Mccalmont, Politico

“Some idiot in government sent goons out there to set up barricades...People had to spend hours setting up barricades where there are never barricades to prevent people from seeing the WWII monument because they’re trying to play a charade, " Rand Paul told Hannity.