So, let’s get this straight: this is “all about jobs,” even though Republicans shutting down the government will cause hundreds of thousands of federal workers to be furloughed, will harm the economic recovery, and will cause jobs to be lost. Also, this is simultaneously “all about jobs” but also about “important policy riders” like funding for women’s health services through Planned Parenthood — a miniscule amount of money, by the way, with almost none of that money going towards abortion services. How does any of that have anything to do with “jobs?” Who the heck knows. Finally, how does cutting non-defense discretionary spending, which makes up a tiny portion of the federal budget and which has NOTHING to do with the long-term, structural deficit, have anything to do with “jobs?” Answer: it doesn’t have anything to do with jobs. Period.
The utter intellectual incoherence of the Republican’t Party and its affiliated Tea Partier wingnut wing on full display for all to see. What a sight to behold, huh?