Many political observers predict the government shutdown will continue until the separate debt ceiling crisis is resolved, meaning the government is unlikely to open until Oct. 18.
As the government continues into day 7 of the shutdown over a temprorary spending bill to fund the government, House Republicans and aren’t budging from tying the bill to additional concessions from Democrats, although it remains unclear exactly what they could be, given Obama’s insistence that he will not undermine the Affordable Care Act.
“We’re not going to be disrespected,” Rep. Marlin Stutzman, (R-Ind.), is quoted as saying Oct 3. by the Washington Examiner. “We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) repeatedly said Sunday on ABC’s “The Week” he wants a conversation with Obama. In fact he said the word conversation 22 times on the show.
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