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PRESIDENT OBAMA: “IT DOES NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN”, AS CONGRESS HITS A RECORD APPROVAL LOW

BRAD MERRIMAN – JOURNALIST – TACD NEWS -President Barack Obama went public today calling the recent political games “irresponsible”, and stating “It does not have to happen.” President Obama is referring to the government shutdown that may be on its way if a deal is not made.  As the deadline for the potential government shutdown looms, politicians from both sides of the aisle took aim at each other on who to blame for this political debacle.  The past several weeks, House Republicans have grandstanded over the defunding of Obamacare which has key provisions taking effect October 1st.

Monday afternoon the newest polls reveal the lowest approval rating for any Congress in history, just 10% of Americans feel the Congress is doing their job.

House Moderate Republicans are trying to get the government funded to prevent a shutdown, and millions of Americans from going without pay.  It seems House Republican leadership is more concerned with defunding Obamacare than they are making sure government employees are paid, and that federal parks remain open for business.  Moderates are ramping up support to avoid the shutdown, they in effect need 20 Republicans to buck the authority of House leaders, and vote against them in order to keep the government open.

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RELATED ARTICLES

CNN: http://politicslive.cnn.com/Event/Liver_Federal_government_shutdown_looms?hpt=hp_t1

USA TODAY: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/09/30/shutdown-looms-as-senate-comes-back/2896389/

CBS NEWS: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57605191/on-the-verge-of-a-government-shutdown-now-what/

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