Senate Democrats are contemplating shutting down the federal government because they want more money for coal miner benefits. They should shut it down.
The nation can survive a government shut down and shutting down the government would obstruct the Obama Administration’s efforts to push through last minute regulations. Because regulations preparation is not paid for out of monies collected through fines and other sources outside Article I funding, if the government shuts down they can’t regulate.
I hope Senate Democrats refuse to settle for short term funding for coal miners. They should shut down the government. Show the coal miners that they care. And in the process, that shut down would stop the EPA’s regulatory assault on coal miners.