Earlier this evening, the municipal electric power went off in Winner, SD for half an hour to over an hour depending on what part of town. That should give residents a feeling of the kind of failures of government likely to occur if the TEA party blather ends up in the Debt-Limit fiasco legislation.
Unanswered questions include whether or not meat inspections will continue? How much of social security payments will disappear as seniors need money for airconditioning? We already know the GOP foolishness has prevented collection of hundreds of millions of dollars of airline tax even though the airlines have not reduced passenger fees proportionately. Minnesota shut down gave a hint of the dark world the TEA party ignorant mythology will generate nationally.
Already thousands of jobs are not putting money into the economy because of lack of confidence in government to behave rationally.. The wingnut right GOP lunacy echoes through the economy and into lower levels of government.
Meanwhile mainstream media attempts to provide balanced coverage spanning the gap between lunacy on the right and rationality in the middle and on the left. That is impossible and misleads the American public. See link below for more on the problems. A foolish balance is the hobgoblin of small journalistic minds.
** Stay tuned and don't let the lights go out --- Doug Wiken