The House Republicans backtracked on signing the bill and our Governor proceeded to go on the offensive. He went on Twitter and made announcements that he would seek revenge on Republicans that have let his state suffer with no end in sight. In a last minute turnaround, Boehner gave in.
The House approved 9 billion dollars and promised to approve the other 51 million when they reconvene.
Every dog has its day. Every era has something that becomes outdated and obsolete. One generations technological advance becomes the next ones nostalgia. We will soon remember politics as - that thing where everyone smiled at each other and pretended to be friends and then proceeded to stab each other in the back. Maybe this is a new era, where politicians tell it like it is. An era where politicians know where they stand with one another, whether they agree or disagree. The obvious sycophancy towards those you need to achieve your goals is hopefully coming to an end.