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September 30th, 2013
07:54 PM ET

Jay Carney "optimistic" there will not be a government shutdown

Wolf Blitzer asks the White House Press Secretary about the impending government shutdown and whether Pres. Obama will compromise.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Government shutdown • Jay Carney • Wolf Blitzer
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. z.v

    President Obama thinks that your child
    He is against the war because soldiers are killed in war, fathers, siblings, parents
    Obama Can not decide??
    What Bush did?? Send to war and secretly brought thousands of soldiers in coffins!!!
    It better??
    Obama wants that anyone will be able to receive medical treatment
    What's wrong with that??
    Nothing but the Republican Party will do anything that it does not work
    Their friends in the insurance companies will make less money
    And you will benefit the Republican party - not want the best for you!!!

    October 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm |
  2. z.v

    Start from the Republican party did not want Obama in the White House
    They did everything!!! So that Obama does not succeed, they brought down the economy
    Millions paid for it – now they want to shut down the government
    Obama offered everything they said - no -
    Shame - Great America – how the world looks at you today??!!!!

    October 1, 2013 at 7:39 pm |
  3. Jan

    Republicans have been asked today if they are going to forgo their salaries during this shutdown. However, despite Democrats playing a big part in the government shutdown, I have not heard the same question asked of Democrats. Which of the Democrat members of Congress are either donating or forgoing their salaries?

    October 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm |
  4. Chris S

    Laid off is not the correct term...meant to say furloughed

    October 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm |
  5. Chris S

    You are not entirely correct about the military getting paid. While the service-members are being paid, thousand of DoD Civilians have been laid off and are not being paid.

    October 1, 2013 at 5:56 pm |
  6. Carol Palmar

    This is Political Terrorism!!! To hold Americans hostage because of a "You cant play with me unless you use my ball" playground attitude is abysmal!!! Lets Furlough the Government and let America be run by people who really care and not by people who are NOT affected by their own actions!!!

    October 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm |
  7. Orlando Ferreira

    Two Marine Corps Generals are fired for dereliction of duty and the negligent politicians in the US House and Senate collectively bring the US Gov't to a halt, but interestingly continue to get paid. A brave politician ought to introduce legislation to stop pay to the politicians until they reach agreement.

    October 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm |
  8. John Scott

    What government shut down? It is vacation for the fed employees because they will receive back pay when the shut down is over. As a staunch Republican for 47 years in SC, I am seriously considering voting out all incumbents, even Trey Gowdy and Lindsay Graham, who have been good representatives. The ACA is a law that has been upheld by the Supreme Court. Let it work, then change those parts that don't work. I am tired of paying gross salaries to those children in congress.

    October 1, 2013 at 1:39 pm |
  9. judith vigorito

    It would be nice if the American public could vote on a lot of the 'issues' Reps and Dems argue about and refuse to compromise based on who is lining their pockets or how their party is expecting them to vote. I see few ever voting FOR the people that elected them. As CNN polls have shown, I agree when their polls say that 'most Americans say our Government officials are acting like spoiled brat children.' Let them live 1 month on our income with our bills and responsibilties and then maybe they will finally govern for the people.....Oh wait! Isn't that in our Constitution? We learned that in the 3rd grade.....maybe we should send them back to grammar school. "Walk a mile in my shoes.........."

    October 1, 2013 at 9:58 am |
  10. elaine broeckel

    I have always admired the American people for their tenacity in trying to do the right thing. You have fought many wars to maintain freedom for all, both at home and abroad. Now you have a bunch of republicans trying to take your control away of that very ideal you have come to represent around the world. Please don't forget the government is a representation of you, You choose what you want to regulate not the other way around. Stand up America you already had one tea party to rid yourselves of such control...maybe it is time to have another Tea Party dumping... take back what is rightfully yours YOU deserve it and have earned it!!!

    October 1, 2013 at 9:47 am |

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