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Obama Knocks Republicans For Government Shutdown, Says It Hinders Basic Democracy

29 January 2014 No Comment

The President said the October 2013 shutdown of the government stopped basic democracy from taking place.

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“The question for everyone in this chamber, running through every decision we make this year, is whether we are going to help or hinder this progress. For several years now, this town has been consumed by a rancorous argument over the proper size of the federal government. It’s an important debate – one that dates back to our very founding. But when that debate prevents us from carrying out even the most basic functions of our democracy – when our differences shut down government or threaten the full faith and credit of the United States – then we are not doing right by the American people.”

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