Rick Snyder: Shutdown Would Be Major 'Failure Point' for Nation

Friday, 27 Sep 2013 11:34 AM

By Courtney Coren

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder criticized lawmakers on both sides of the aisle Thursday for "fighting and yelling" at one another, while insisting that a threatened government shutdown is not an acceptable solution to dealing with the nation's problems.

"There's something wrong with the culture here," the Republican said Thursday during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), The Washington Post reported. "This is not how we should operate. It shouldn't be about people fighting and yelling."

Snyder added that a government shutdown would be "a disaster."

"Without picking one side or the other, or saying one did it to the other or blaming anyone, this is a major potential failure point," he said, according to Politico.

"And it shouldn't happen. The concept of shutting down our government or defaulting on debt is just something that should be unacceptable."

The speech by Snyder, who has been mentioned as a possible candidate for national office, was thoroughly covered by media outlets, all of which focused on his comments blaming both parties for the gridlock on Capitol Hill and encouraging them to get it together.

"If the government either defaulted or shut down, that would be terrible," Snyder said, according to The Wall Street Journal. "The consequences would be felt by everyone."

"Just think what Washington would be like if there was an agreement that there would be no blame, and no credit?" the Michigan Republican asked at one point in his AEI speech, the Journal noted. "There would be a lot of working being done, because there would be no time left for anything else. They should give it shot here."

Snyder joins a handful of governors who have recently weighed in on the budget fight between Republicans and the Democrats. New Jersey's GOP Gov. Chris Christie also expressed sentiments similar to Snyder's on Thursday in an interview scheduled to air Sunday on "CBS This Morning."

"I think it's always irresponsible if you're running the government to be advocating for shutting it down," he said.




© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> 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

WSJ: Republicans Could Win up to 10 Senate Seats in November

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 07:24 AM

Republicans are running competitively for 10 Senate seats now held by Democrats, heightening chances for the party to ca . . .

Analysts: Hispanic Voters Care About More Than Immigration

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 06:35 AM

To make inroads among Hispanic voters the GOP needs to emphasize its economic platform, particularly education, writes J . . .

Christie Pension Battle Called a Test for 2016

Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 22:30 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's push for more reform of public pensions may put him to the test as he considers a 2016  . . .

Most Commented

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