Day 4: The Rules Of Washington

It is Day 4 of the “Dysfunction in Washington,” so let’s go over the “Rules of Washington.”  It may help us understand why the government is shutdown and why we will go late into next week before an agreement is reached! 

If it’s worth fighting for, it’s worth fighting dirty for.

Don’t lie, cheat or steal…unnecessarily.

There is always one more son of a bitch than you counted on.

An honest answer can get you into a lot of trouble.

The facts, although interesting, are irrelevant.

Chicken little only has to be right once.

“NO” is only an interim response.

You can’t kill a bad idea.

If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you ever tried.

The truth is a variable.

Fight implementation every step of the way.

A promise is not a guarantee.

If you can’t counter the argument, leave the meeting.

By Monday, unless there is an agreement, and I will be very surprised if there is one, we will be on Day 7.  This is getting closer to Oct 17th when a debt ceiling agreement must be reached.  Next week, we will be watching the Stock Market ever so closely because although Speaker John Boehner says he will not let the government default let’s remember the Rules of Washington “a promise is not a guarantee.”

So Now We Wait……

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