NYC Skyline at Sunset (at Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (Triborough Bridge))
Hey Republicans, let me get this straight: You’ve shut down the government in a defiant stand against Obamacare and its individual mandate? You do recall that the individual mandate was invented and promoted by Republicans in the early 90s as a conservative alternative to a single payer system, and that it was piloted with great success by Mitt Romney in Massachusetts, right? So why is it so evil now? Not only did we debate this 3 years ago when the bill actually passed, but the election in 2012 was in many ways a referendum on this law as well. Both times you made your case, and both times you lost. That’s democracy. So stop holding our country, our economy, and our future hostage and put the gun down. End the shutdown.