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Who Are Voters Blaming For The Shutdown?

BOSTON — With the partial government shutdown moving into its fourth day, leaders of both political parties are blaming one another for the impasse.

President Obama accuses House Speaker John Boehner of cowing to extremists in the Republican Party. But Boehner says the president and his fellow Democrats are to blame for refusing to negotiate.

Steve Koczela, president of MassINC Polling Group, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition to discuss who voters are blaming for the gridlock.

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  • http://twitter.com/333maxwell Chas Holman

    Speaker Boenher, put a clean CR to the floor for your party to vote on, and stop the games…

    Congress has a fiduciary and legal responsibility to fund the laws that THEY passed. Stop the damn games.

    • aquinas215

      It’s the least popular congressional leader, Harry Reid, who is obstructing funds for children with cancer.

  • aquinas215

    Fun fact: The last US Government budget bill passed on April 29, 2009. Since then, Senate democrats have obstructed every single budget passed by the House.

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    It is only Congress who has the power to borrow money on the credit of the United States. Reference Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution.

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