Threatened shutdown previews fall budget battles

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  1. Submitted by Scott Andrew on 09/27/2011 - 02:49 pm.

    Our country has always provided for those hurt by emergencies and natural disasters, and not by tying disaster relief aid to deficit reduction. It is outrageous that with a $14 trillion-plus national debt, Congress was once again threatening to shut down the government over $1.6 billion in spending cuts, less than 1% of budget (http://eng.am/pbsfB3).

    Not to mention the fact that last time we nearly avoided a government shut down, we had our credit rating downgraded. And, now they seem to be trying to fund the government on a monthly or weekly basis. This dysfunction is not good for our economy or country.

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