the threat of a government shutdown as a bargaining chip in other negotiations, including over the health care
- Terry McAuliffe's Letter to Congress (September 24, 2013)
Oh the times, how they change. Now he is threatening to hold Virginia's budget hostage simply to further expand Obamacare in Virginia. He is holding hostage the funding for our schools, teachers, firefighters, police officers, and local governments. Today's top opinion in the Richmond Times-Dispatch very clearly lays out exactly what is at stake here.
Governor McAuliffe is perfectly willing to shut down Virginia's government if the mess that is Obamacare is not included in the budget. Sound a bit partisan? Sound hypocritical at all? It should.
Governor McAuliffe needs to decouple the further expansion of Obamacare to ensure funding for schools, teachers, firefighters, police officers, and local governments.