One of the things that I wondered is how many people will die because of the government shut down. The media will cover those deaths and the GOP leaders will deny it then act shocked and surprised it happened. But they HAD to know this could happen.
So, what is the number of dead that will get them to start up the government again? Is there a number? Will some dead (like food poisioning dead) not count since that happens at other times when it is open?
Xeni did a story about this the other day regarding a woman with cancer not getting treatment in a NIH trial.
WHEN people die, the press should not just accept the "Nobody could have anticipated" this answer, but actually ask, "You must have known this would happen. How many dead were acceptable? How many did you calculate? Who wrote the memo telling you that this could lead to death? What was their suggestions of acceptable limits? Did you agree with that number or did you say that Zero deaths were acceptable?"