It is coming out that this has been in planning for a couple of years, led by the Tea Party movement and funded by the Kochs:
Originally Posted by MindTrap028
The current budget brinkmanship is just the latest development in a well-financed, broad-based assault on the health law, Mr. Obama’s signature legislative initiative. Groups like Tea Party Patriots, Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks are all immersed in the fight, as is Club for Growth, a business-backed nonprofit organization. Some, like Generation Opportunity and Young Americans for Liberty, both aimed at young adults, are upstarts. Heritage Action is new, too, founded in 2010 to advance the policy prescriptions of its sister group, the Heritage Foundation.
Seems as if you were denigrating the program as a whole. And it's more odd being so specific about a tiny portion of an entire national program. So your idea now is that every single program needs to be looked to a level that is likely a couple of orders of magnitude more work! How is that ever going to be done?
Straw-man.. I did not say shut down the WIC program. I was specific about New borns and mother that could produce their own milk. WIC is a lot larger than that.
It's not just about legality. It is about a moral obligation to one's own people and honoring obligations. Not paying widows of men who have just died may not be illegal but it is highly damaging to everything we should be standing for.
Again, fallacious appeal to emotion.
That you and I don't like an effect doesn't make it Illegal.
Your constant appeal to committing heinous acts so long they're legal is quite disgraceful. It's like the paid vacation comment.
I don't disagree it is legal. I disagree it it an inherent part of using such power. It is supposed to be used as a way to fine tune a law not to attempt to prevent it from being implement wholesale. And it is certainly not meant to be used to extort concessions from another political party.
Just concede that it is legal and a inherent part of using such power, and then we can start talking about prioritizing spending and actually paying for some of these things we agree on.
To govern without understanding people a not governing. It is either animal husbandry or slavery.
Fallacious appeal to emotion. Nothing about that changes or effects the point I made.
I will take this as if this is an acceptable cost to get your way. Correct?