Political Costs of Shutdown Worry Both Parties

Image: Political Costs of Shutdown Worry Both Parties

Wednesday, 02 Oct 2013 06:26 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
More and more Republican lawmakers are teetering toward funding the government with Obamacare strings attached, says Susan Ferrechio, chief congressional correspondent for the Washington Examiner.

"There's a group of Republicans who are beginning to really worry about whether this was a good idea," Ferrechio told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"[They believe] maybe they should just go ahead and pass this short-term measure that does not touch Obamacare so they cannot be blamed for this ongoing shutdown."

But Ferrechio thinks Democrats also are starting to fret about Americans' perception of them.

"I get the sense that Democrats are worried,” she said. They say they're not, and they look like they're going for the jugular with the Republicans on this. But I also get the sense that they know that they could lose in this as well, and they are also potentially willing to deal.

"You already heard them talk about medical tax — 2.3 percent, $30 billion over 10 years. They're willing to potentially strike that out of the healthcare law, maybe [maybe also strike out] this language on staff subsidies for health insurance.

"It's not like they're not willing to go anywhere on this, and the fact that they are willing shows that they know that they have something potentially to lose here. …

"Don't forget, ultimately, with a shutdown, everybody hates Congress. Their approval ratings are in the dumpster."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Taking Extended Leave after Taxi Accident

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 06:56 AM

Cable news commentator Lawrence O'Donnell is taking a leave of several weeks from his job as host of the MSNBC program  . . .

Chairman of NJ Panel on Lane Closings Defends Role

Sunday, 02 Feb 2014 11:39 AM

The chairman of a New Jersey legislative committee looking into the role Gov. Chris Christie's administration played in  . . .

Democrat O’Malley's 'Better Off' Gaffe Explodes into GOP Talking Point

Monday, 03 Sep 2012 15:18 PM

Maryland Governor Martin O Malley sought today to clarify his remarks after Republicans seized on his answer to a questi . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved