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Government Shutdown Likely, Pelosi Aide Says

Saturday, 19 Feb 2011 08:23 AM

One of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's top aides has admitted to Democratic officials that a government shutdown is likely to government,shutdown,nancy,pelosihappen, Politico reports. Pelosi's floor director, Jerry Hartz, told a group of House chiefs of staff that the federal government is headed in that direction because Republicans and Democrats are unable to agree on a new budget.

Speaker of the House John Boehner said it's just a political ploy.

“This is just another example of Washington Democrats rooting for a government shutdown, hoping to take partisan advantage,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel told Politico. “Republicans, on the other hand, are listening to the American people, who want us to cut spending — not shut the government down.”

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