"Rampaging crowds invading the Capitol, overwhelming police, kicking in doors and climbing through windows. Bomb threats and rounds of ammunition discovered at the State Capitol. Is this Nazi brownshirts at work, busting up a meeting of political opponents in 1933 Germany? No, it's what has passed for democratic opposition in Wisconsin over the last six weeks,” wrote columnist Katherine Kersten. Protestors shouted, “This is what democracy looks like!” Though the union supporters claimed to be defending the noble cause of democracy, they were in fact subverting it. And the Democratic members of the Wisconsin Assembly ran away from democracy to hide in Illinois, choosing to obstruct democracy rather than participate in it.
The U.S. House is unwilling to come up with even $100 billion in cuts demanded by Republicans members. There remains a gap of $51 billion from what the Democratic House members are agreeing to. But the numbers they are quibbling about are minuscule compared to what is required to avert bankruptcy. Senator Rand Paul has advocated a $500 billion cut in the budget, noting that even that amount wouldn't cover even one-third of the Obama budget deficit for the year.