2 numbers that could cause another shutdown
Republicans Jeff Sessions and Paul Ryan and Democrats Patty Murray and Chris Van Hollen are leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers who are trying to forge a budget agreement to fund the government for 2014.
October 22nd, 2013
08:00 AM ET
8 years ago

2 numbers that could cause another shutdown

New York (CNNMoney) - Forget a grand bargain. Most people will be relieved if Congress can just agree on funding for fiscal year 2014, which started three weeks ago.

Lawmakers have until mid-January, when the current round of temporary government funding expires, to figure it out. If they don't, the country could be at risk of yet another shutdown.


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  1. Data Driven

    ""The sticking point will be revenue," Goldwein said.
    If they can't work that out, it's back to square one."

    And let me assure you, the GOPhers will never allow revenue to be put on the table.

    Um, suggestions?

    I smell another shutdown cooking in the kitchen. The only answer: vote the GOP out in 2014.

    October 22, 2013 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  2. Phyllis Gwendoline Williams

    They will prove to the world whether they are brilliant Leaders or complete failures (smile)

    October 22, 2013 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    Oh, hey. Look. It is Paul Ryan. The savior of the Republican Party. Or something.

    October 22, 2013 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    The outrageous spending cannot continue, and we all know it, no matter which political side you are on.

    Whether anyone will support stopping the spending or not, is the question. If they do not, then the war will wage on.

    October 22, 2013 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  5. Winston Smith

    Here's a perfect example of whipsawing. One day we're going to work together, the next day someone throws a wrench into the cogs. The news eats it up, because it sells advertising space. More revenues for the media. The people get to believe that they are getting the full stories, and the representative from they're area is doing all he/she can to save the country single handed. Here's an item many people would appreciate being placed on the chopping block. Elected official pay, benefits and retirement. When these get some time on the playing field, we'll see some vast improvements on our meager lot in life. Until these jokers are a part of the equation, we're just spinning our wheels.

    October 22, 2013 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  6. rs

    Two things to consider about another shutdown:
    1. The GOP has no real economic credibility anymore. They are far to willing to waste huge amounts of money for shutdowns they cannot even define.
    2. At the first threat of a shutdown- ARRESTS!

    October 22, 2013 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  7. Larry in Houston

    the only 2 numbers that I see in that photo, is the 2 on the left side.....and that would be a negative number....IF Cruz shuts down the Gov't in Jan or Feb, whenever the next deadline is, and still rails on this health care thing, like he's been doing at his rally, they won't vote him in, when his term is up. As a matter of fact, I personally know people that didn't Vote, one way or another, because the guy he was running against (at the time) wasn't well liked anyway. So, in essence, they decided NOT to Vote. I can honestly say, when election time rolls around again, Cruz will be Voted Out.

    October 22, 2013 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  8. CB FL

    I believe if the TGOP shuts the government down again it will be the final nail for them.

    October 22, 2013 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  9. rs

    Remiders to our GOP friends:
    75% think you don't deserve re-election
    75% disapproved of YOUR shuitdown
    56% think you are too radical
    100% want to know when you'll pay back that $24 billion you cost us all.

    October 22, 2013 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  10. rs

    Rick McDaniel

    The outrageous spending cannot continue, and we all know it, no matter which political side you are on.
    Precisiely wht the GOP/TP must be stopped! "Cut taxes and spend", billions of dollars wasted in shutdowns, prove the GOP is not the party of "fiscal conservatives". They are just rabid-anti-government radicals who should probably get jail time rather than election time.

    October 22, 2013 10:44 am at 10:44 am |