Lack Of Progress Increases Concern Over Shutdown, Debt Ceiling
WASHINGTON (AP) — Today is the third day of a partial government shutdown, as Republicans and Democrats continue to be at odds over an emergency spending bill.
Democrats say they won't give in to GOP efforts to tie a bill to changing the health care law. Republican House Speaker John Boehner says, "All we're asking for here is a discussion and fairness for the American people under Obamacare."
Worries are increasing that the impasse that caused the partial government shutdown could go on for weeks and get tangled in the imminent debate over increasing the limit of the country's borrowing authority.
A meeting at the White House yesterday produced no progress and both sides were still finger-pointing after the meeting.