"But one of the under-reported stories here is 85 percent of government is being funded," Paul told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Tuesday. "Two thirds of the government is Social Security, Medicare -- all of that is going on. And then we agreed yesterday, Harry Reid did come forward when we asked him to, and he finally agreed to pay the soldiers. So now we're up to that, 85 percent of the government."Social security and medicare are being funded. I haven't heard of anyone not receiving food stamps. I haven't heard of IRS shut downs. (Well, Max, tells about the help lines.) Congress and the Obama administration are still being funded.
Apparently even PBS is getting funded.
Now all they have to do is compromise on the 15% left. It looks like the city of Washington, D. C. might be the only big loser.
On Tuesday, House Republicans tried unsuccessfully to pass three additional funding bills for veterans programs, national parks, monuments and museums, and the city of Washington, D.C. House Democrats refused to go along, and neither will the Democrat-led Senate.The government shutdown is turning out to be like the wailing over the coming horrors of sequestration--a lot of public political smoke and no fire.