Government Shutdown: Then and Now

Many similarities exist between the U.S. government shutdowns of 1996 and 2013.
1:27 | 10/04/13

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Evening surely they wouldn't do it again they wouldn't let part of the government be shut down again. It is day one of the first government shutdown in seventeen years the federal government is still partially shut down this morning to -- David. Shut down to shut down -- -- 800000. Federal workers around the country -- live pitching believes -- important. And morning -- -- -- did have wanting. That the speaker of the house John Boehner simply let the bill get on the floor. For an up or down vote. The shutdown would end today the congress should simply pass straightforward legislation. Keep the government open. Government good -- contributed -- very sharp drop on Wall Street today the Dow fell 128. Points no talking. My way or the highway they need to come our way and sit -- have a serious discussion about dissolving good. I would not given to such a threat last month. And I will not give them today. And -- -- negotiate. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Politics politics politics there hostage taking tactics Republicans sat across from empty chairs -- does not appear to be a compromise in the near future. Do not count on a breakthrough. Because this -- and some damn game. A slide into economic oblivion did not like them -- -- handling life music. Even on a jet playing. I don't know when you'll be paid again.

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