The coming government shutdown

Sunday, October 31, 2010
By Paul Martin

Paul Jacob

After next Tuesday’s election, Republicans will be the ultimate political power in the universe — or, at least, in the United States of America. That is, if GOP candidates perform anywhere near expectations and, indeed, capture even the slimmest majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

More powerful than the man who put the “O” in Obamania, the POTUS, the commander-in-chief with his finger on the nuclear trigger?

Well, yes. (Unless President Obama intends to aim missiles at the Congress. In which case, his popularity might improve.)

Forget the U.S. Senate. A Senate majority is not required. The House, alone, possesses the most awesome weapon in the federal government’s arsenal: the power of the purse.

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