Republicans Again Threaten To Shut Down Government
Again, Republicans are saying if they don’t get their way they’ll shut down the government.
Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn wrote in a Houston Chronicle op-ed on Friday that a partial government shutdown may be necessary to “secure the long-term fiscal well being of our country, rather than plodding along the path of Greece, Italy and Spain.”
The GOP whip did not detail what a partial shutdown would look like or how long it would last. Cornyn, who voted in favor of the latest fiscal cliff deal, ripped President Obama, writing, “If history is any guide, President Obama won’t see fit to engage congressional Republicans until the 11th hour.”
Sen. Pat Toomey had previously argued on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the prospect of a partial government shutdown is “a hell of a lot better” than allowing Obama to spend more money.
House Speaker John Boehner has gone as far to say he’s ready to use the debt ceiling fight to get the spending cuts he wants.