Newt (the person, not the amphibian) said today (paraphrasing) that if the Republicans shut down the government, it will prove they are serious about the deficit and lead to a Republican Senate, House and Presidency and then they can really fix things.
One has to wonder where one can get the same drugs Newt has - because I would like some.
Last time the Republicans had the Senate, the House and the Presidency they turned a budget surplus (SUR-FUCKING-PLUS) into the largest deficits ever - and still ran the economy into a ditch. Is this fixing things? A new Medicare Drug program, 2 unfunded wars and tax cuts to make positive the pooch was good and screwed?
Dimwit's comments... "The Washington media will tell you we made a huge mistake closing the federal government in 1995 and 1996," he said. "I will tell you as one of the people who did it – baloney."