A look back to 1995, before the last series of government shutdowns This Just In Blogs
As U.S. congressional leaders face a Friday deadline to avert a partial government shutdown, it might be worth looking back at what leaders said during a similar situation less than 16 years ago.
Included in this post is video of a CNN report from November 1995, shortly before a similar spending standoff led to the last series of partial government shutdowns.
“[The 1995 report] is really fascinating because you can just change the names, and it was almost the same as the arguments that we’re hearing from both sides now,” CNN’s Wolf Blizter said Wednesday.
Blitzer, who made the 1995 report, compared the rhetoric from both periods.