Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Marty Markowitz Says He Is Disgusted By the Tea Party's Government Shutdown

At the stroke of midnight, as the U.S. government shut down, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz sent out a statement saying:

"I am disgusted and dismayed by the action - or rather, inaction - of a few, extremist Tea Party Republicans who have ground our nation to a standstill. The economic impact this will have on Brooklyn, from civil servants to small businesses to families in need, is sizable and frankly unnecessary.

"All of this commotion is due to the stubbornness of a factional wing of the GOP that hopes to achieve a pyrrhic victory by obstructing the Affordable Care Act, a law that represents bipartisan compromise and has been fully vetted legislatively and judicially.

"Americans expect and deserve a democracy that is of the people, by the people and for the people. The shutdown of the federal government is certainly not for the people; it is rather to satisfy a select number of radicals that would prefer chaos to common-sense."

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