How can you tell when the DAG is lying? His mouth is moving:
"Your assertion that you did not discontinue the operation of the TANF program is simply not credible,'' the congressmen wrote. ""Your administration did not merely 'notify’ the service providers that federal funding for Work First programs may not be available in November.'' The notice that your administration sent to county social services directors on October 10th expressly directed them to cease processing new applications for benefits ‘until federal funds become available.’ In addition, the notice state unequivocally that the state would be 'unable to make any Work First Family Assistance payments in November 2013' absent congressional action.''
The GOP twisters have made a loud and misguided argument that Dems (via the Obama administration) used the shutdown fiasco to punish people by closing parks and memorials and such, but not a word about how McCrory and Wos used the shutdown to punish people struggling to survive. People who couldn't afford to hop in a car (or a plane) to go visit a park, even if they wanted to. Apparently these folks aren't deserving of the Tea Party's concern, which says more about them than the groups they look down their nose upon.