Corporatism - when government has less to sell, there are fewer buyers.
[Boehner's swansong highlights the problems conservatives have had with the man for some time now. There doesn't seem to be a hill worth dying on in his political geography. Can some cleverer minds remind us what now the congressional Republicans have to bargain with a rogue hard left Executive branch once they have forfeited the power of the purse which the Constitution specifically reserved for them and them alone? gjr]