One Week of the Government Shutdown

Gridlock in Washington reaching all the way from Main Street to Wall Street.
1:47 | 10/07/13

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and the government shutdown about to enter week two. Tonight americans increasingly signaling they have had enough. The latest abc news "washington post" polls shows 70 percent of americans dprove of how republicans in congress are handling the negotiations. Today the president came out to issue a new challenge. Here's abc news chief white house correspondent jonathan karl. Reporter: President obama today placed blame for the shutdown entirely on speaker of the house john boehner. The reason that speaker boehner hasn't called a vote on it is because he doesn't apparently want to see the government shutdown end at the moment. Reporter: Speaker boehner told george stephanopoulos a bill to fund the government cannot pass unless it includes changes to obama care. There are not the votes in the house to pass. Reporter: By abc news news's count there are enough votes. With 217 needed to pass, all 200 house democrats plus 18 republicans have said publicly they would vote to fund the government with no strings attached. But in just ten days, congress faces an even more frightening deadline. It must raise the amount the government can borrow, or america will go into default. On that the two sides are as far apart as ever. We are not going to pass a clean debt limit increase. I told the president there is no way we're going to pass when the votes are not in the house to pass a clean debt limit. Reporter: The only thing cross has agreed on is that those 800,000 federal workers told to stay home during the shutdown should get paid when they get back. In other words, diane, the only thing that congress is not fighting about is that federal workers not working should get paid for not working. All right, thank you, jonathan karl.

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