It's over. It's finally over. The crisis is over... In Italy. Former Prime Minister and current "Bunga Bunga" Champion Silvio Berlusconi finally relented and allowed a confidence vote to pass the Italian Parliament so current Prime Minister Enrico Letta can actually have a functioning government to work with.
Lucky him... And lucky Italy. Here in America, we don't have a functioning government. Instead, we have an ongoing G-O-TEA manufactured crisis that's been taking its toll on the nation as the standoff reaches its second day.
Even before the shutdown insani-TEA, austerity was threatening economic recovery. Today, ADP reminded of us of this as it warned of the "softening job market". Austerity has already been taking its toll on the economy. And now, we have unnecessary drama to make matters worse.
For the last few months, we've been reading about political turmoil leading to financial worries in other nations. Just this week, Europe has been jittery over the looming breakdown in Italy. But in the end, Berlusconi relented and the Italian Government was able to save itself. When will G-O-TEA Congresscritters allow our country to do the same?
At least now, we have some good news to report on this front. Republicans' traditional allies on Wall Street are now publicly siding with President Obama after privately scolding G-O-TEA "leaders" over the shutdown melee. And to make matters even worse for those G-O-TEA "leaders", a few House Republicans are beginning to call for the end.
Last night, Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Virginia) took to MSNBC to call for an end to the shutdown showdown.
So when will Reps. Joe Heck and Mark Amodei do the same? If Silvio Berlusconi can finally let go for the sake of his nation's best interest, why can't more House Republicans do the same?