"It's exactly what we wanted, and we got it," Michele Bachmann Republican Everywoman.Because it will harm the Working Class and aid the Rich. And those are the two core missions of the Modern GOP.
The GOP and their Teahaddist Fanatics have been calling for a Government Shutdown for the last 3 years since they re-took the House of Representatives. But, it's been an on-going mission of the Republican Nihilists who Occupy DC,
"By the time we finish this poker game, there may not be a Federal Government left, which would suit me just fine," convicted Republican criminal Tom DeLay in 1994.Republicans have set up a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. They declare Government doesn't work and then set all their energies at ensuring their proclamations manifest.
Now, the 1% don't care if the Government Shuts down (temporarily) because they have contingencies for such situations and when the Government shutdown ends they'll set their crotch-sniffing Republican and Pro-Business Dogs back out on the trail of further deregulation, outsourcing and privatization.
The Super Rich will once again sell short on the Nation, as they did when their Republican Lickspittles threatened Shutdown in 2011, and buy up more of the American Landscape. These techniques are not available to the 90% of Americans who have no stocks or bonds and can't invest in mutual funds or get their Republican Govenors to sell them public utilities at wholesale prices.
Meanwhile small businesses around closed National Parks will go out of business, working class people will lose benefits, military spouses will be unable to pay bills, Government employees will be furloughed.
But, this is also a win for Republicans because they will claim it's all President Obama's fault.
I never thought I'd see the day when the juvenile, 'Stop Hitting Yourself! Stop Hitting Yourself' would be the governing principle of an American Political Party.
Nonetheless, we have a Party (and some of the other Party) devoted to returning this Country to the pockets of the Super Rich and ushering in an Era of Neo-Feudalist Wage Slavery.
A partial list of what's being affected by the Republican Hostage Taking and Shutting Down of the Government.