It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame
In a related story, Manny Gonzalez, the home plate umpire for the Cleveland / Tampa Bay wild card game, guaranteed pitcher Danny Salazar will have 12 strikeouts.
Perhaps it might help to know what Romney thinks of Cruz's strategy....
"....Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, doesn’t support the breakaway group of conservatives who are open to forcing a government shutdown to cut off funding for Obamacare....<snip>....“I’m afraid that in the final analysis, Obamacare would get its funding, our party would suffer in the next elections, and the people of the nation would not be happy,” he said.....,snip>.... Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is leading an effort on Capitol Hill that calls on lawmakers to shutdown the government before they support a spending proposal that includes funds for Obamacare...."
Mitt Romney warns against government shutdown to defund Obamacare - Washington Times
With five national parks within it's borders and it's peak tourist season right now and HAFB furloughing over half the base.......well, lets just say Utahans are not amused by Cruz and Lee's crusade to take down Obamacare at their expense......
"....It's very frustrating to have our Congress turn their backs on us like this," Milliner said, "…<snip> ..."I got a lot of phone calls supporting what I do, and (neighbors) all offered to call their congressmen and express what they're doing to good people in our community," said Milliner, who hopes that a flood of messages from concerned constituents could break the impasse...."
Hill Air Force Base employees protest government shutdown | Deseret News
Utah national parks, military workers feels bite of government shutdown | Deseret News
Northern Utah economy braces for effects of shutdown | The Salt Lake Tribune
You can bet your bippy that Mike Lee's office is getting an earful. Don't be surprised if this is his first and last term as senator.
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