October 14, 2013

Democrats Prefer the Shut Down

“Fifteen of America’s previous funding gaps occurred when Democrats controlled the House.”

For the Record

National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke: “There have been 17 shutdowns before this one, and a host of debt-ceiling fights to boot. Some of these happened during periods of divided government; others happened during periods of unified government. All told, they are a bipartisan game, although it seems that Democrats prefer to shut down things more than Republicans do. Fifteen of America’s previous funding gaps occurred when Democrats controlled the House, and five of them came to pass while Democrats ran every single branch of government.”

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