But there must be some political advantage!

I’ve been getting my hopes up, but The Empire Zone is reporting that, alas, there probably won’t be a shutdown of the New York State government over the budget impasse.

Of course, the real reason the pols don’t want a budget impasse is because people might not miss the state government when it’s gone. Remember when Clinton and Gingrich shut down the federal government in the 1990s? Remember how it caused havoc? Me neither.

2 comments for “But there must be some political advantage!

  1. March 28, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    My guess would be it mattered to the gazillions of federal employees.

  2. March 28, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    But obviously it mattered to somebody, because the political consequences were enormous. The Republicans on the national scene lost an enormous amount of momentum, the way it came out in the press.

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