Who is responsible for what – Professor Sowell explains

The blame game is in full force. That being the case and it also quite clear who did what and who is responsible for what leads to a simple conclusion about the government financial brouhaha. Thomas Sowell explains Who shut down the government?.

“Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans.

There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going — except for ObamaCare.

This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record.

As for the House of Representatives’ right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either. You can check the Constitution of the United States.”

“If Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to run the government, because it leaves out the money they want to run ObamaCare, that is their right. But that is also their responsibility.

You cannot blame other people for not giving you everything you want. And it is a fraud to blame them when you refuse to use the money they did vote, even when it is ample to pay for everything else in the government.”

The story is simple. The presentation is warped, distorted, and more to obfuscate than clarify. The ‘other side’ isn’t given much of a chance in the presentation. That means it is up to the public to get past the presentation that bombards them to the reality that exists.

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