Login  /  Register  | 3 premium articles left before you must register.

Playing the political faction game

Joe Josephides Niantic

Publication: The Day

Published 10/07/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 10/06/2013 06:17 PM

The precedent has been set.

Now when another political faction wants to get it's way just attach its demands on the budget. Even if the Supreme Court ruled that passed law was constitutional. Here are few suggestions for Oct. 17, when the debt ceiling has to be addressed.

Don't raise the debt limit unless we get rid of Citizen's United's unlimited campaign financing law.

Don't raise the debt limit unless we end corporate loopholes that allow Wall Street banks, large corporations and the wealthy to avoid more than $100 billion a year in federal taxes by stashing their profits in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens.

The precedent is set. President Washington warned us about a minority party running this country. He was right.

Town News

Visit Zip06
Submit Your:  Submit Your News Submit Your Photos Submit Your Events
Most Recent Poll
Day 3 of the government shutdown raises the question: How long do you think the stalemate will last?
Four to seven days. The bluster can't last.
13%
One to two weeks. Government officials have an aversion to compromise.
34%
Two to three weeks. The stock market will have taken a beating and local businesses will be suffering profoundly.
33%
A month or longer. I can't even envision the ramifications.
20%
Number of votes: 1113

No current items found

No current items found

The Day on Facebook

In the past two weeks our Facebook fans have won tickets to the CT Tigers, Newport Winefest and Mystic Seaport. Become a fan of The Day on Facebook for access to these contests, breaking news, TheDay.com's best features and more!