If shutting down the government gets Obama off his ass and off the campaign bus and into serious negotiations moving forward, that will also be a good thing for the country. And considering the far greater focus of the American people on both the economy and the deficit/debt situation, it will likely help, not hurt Republicans this time around.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
Deficits are yearly, the debt is a long term problem.
Congress has a low approval rating, so what? Congressional elections are local not national.
The deficit that Bush submitted for fiscal year 2009 was less than 500 billion dollars.
Obama was in charge when our credit rating dropped and Obama claimed he had the solutions to the problems he inherited. In fact Obama has failed in that there are still 2 million fewer employed today than when the recession began at a cost of over 6.2 trillion to the debt. Shall I continue? Doubt it for what is the use? What is it about liberalism that creates your kind of loyalty?