Republicans in Congress have received a lot of warnings from Democrats and liberal pundits about the perils of shutting down the government by insisting on spending cuts. But in the Senate it’s Democrats who are talking about a possible shutdown more than Republicans. That shows Democrats are confident they have a political advantage on the issue, The Hill reports
Senate Democrats have met with Obama administration officials to prepare for conflict with Republicans over government spending and Democrats’ proposal to increase the national debt ceiling. The three highest-ranking Senate Democratic leaders warned Thursday that the threat of a shutdown is real.
“One thing we can't do is take extreme steps like shutting down the government and forcing the United States government to default on its obligations,” says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (pictured)
. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., chimes in: “Too many Republicans seem to want to force a government shutdown.”
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