If We Get Another Government Shutdown, How Could We Tell?
In order to avoid another government shutdown, the newest federal budget “agreement” includes defunding Wall Street reform, making another 2008-style global meltdown even more likely; defunding the Environmental Protection Agency (if you're a Real Murcan, you'll drink contaminated water and breathe dirty air and you will LIKE it); and rolling back highway safety regulations. Oh well, at least we'll still have private prisons, the War on Drugs and the Pentagon.
And this “compromise” means we've avoided a government shutdown?!? I say go ahead and shut it the fuck down. As we used to say about Ronald Reagan having Alzheimer's — how could we tell?