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  • President Obama Wants a Government Shutdown

    by Representative Pete Olson

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    OLSON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. OLSON. Mr. Speaker, this Congress and the White House agree, by December 15, the Federal Government will shut down.

    No one on Capitol Hill wants a shutdown. I don't. No House Republican does. No House Democrat does. All we want are honest negotiations.

    President Obama's spokesman said: ``The President is not going to sign a CR that will give Members of Congress additional time to negotiate.'' Clearly, President Obama wants a shutdown. Why? He thinks a shutdown is good election-year politics. Pain is never good politics. I ask the President to change course. Negotiate. Don't shut down our government.


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