There is apparently no depth of irresponsibility that Republican legislators will not sink to:
"Missouri Senate votes to defund driver’s license bureau...Missouri residents could be unable to get driver’s licenses if a funding cut passed Monday by the Missouri Senate were to ultimately become law.
If the entire $3.5 million allotment for the Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Division ultimately is eliminated: “They will not be able to issue any driver’s licenses,” Schaefer, a Columbia Republican, acknowledged."
Why did this happen? Because of some harebrained conspiracy theory involving gun rights, which apparently was bought into by the Republicans in the Missouri Senate.
Is there any way that Republicans can destroy the functioning of government that they won't stoop to? I just don't know any more.
Before writing this off as sheer lunacy, I must report on the substance of a comment to one of the articles dealing with this idiocy: This commenter suggested that there may be a more malignant motive than sheer mental imbalance behind all of this. You can't register to vote without a State ID. Most Republicans, being older, are already registered. Could this possibly be an attempt to prevent younger people, who are largely Democrats, from registering to vote, putting off for a few more pathetic years the utter collapse of the Republicans' ability to maintain power despite representing an ever decreasing share of the voters? At this point, I can't think that any sane person would think something like this would be beneath them.
Everything like this (and we see things like it every day) moves us one step closer to a very ugly day of reckoning in this country. And no one in control seems to be willing to do anything about it.