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October 8th, 2013
07:38 PM ET

Fiery debate over shutdown and debt ceiling

"You have another version of reality."

Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) get heated in a debate over raising the debt ceiling, ending the government shutdown, and tying Obamacare to debt negotiations.


Filed under: Debt ceiling • Government shutdown • Interviews • Obamacare
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Patricia

    Why are the members of Congress getting paid? We need more cuts in our government. Why are we sending money to other countries, when our country is in such a mess financial?

    October 9, 2013 at 6:41 pm |
  2. sabina haque

    Get your act together and stop behaving like spoiled brats! People's lives are at stake here.
    This is not a game, even though Congress is treating it as such. Especially those who are downplaying this whole crisis. The house speaker is denying any game playing, but that is what they are doing, and at our expense! They aren't the ones struggling to make ends meet, and I am willing to bet that if they were forced to do that, this outlook/country would change BIG TIME! I also believe that the people who are struggling are the ones who would be better off running this country. Assuming they have an education in business relations/school of hard knocks.
    One other thing, the president has the power to initiate an executive order for reopening the government. What is he waiting for, a miracle that gets Republicans to become Democrats for this situation?
    At an earlier time, the president mentioned 'voting your conscience'. I think that is a good place to start, instead of voting for 'your party', just because of the way they are voting. I am willing to bet that it has been shut down as an idea because it was made by a Democrat, and no good ideas made by Democrats will be considered as 'good', and will not pass.

    October 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm |

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