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Here We Go Again: GOP Sen. Toomey Wants to Shut Down the Government Over Debt Ceiling

Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 10:31:59 am

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So, has the GOP learned anything from the incredibly negative publicity over the "fiscal cliff" debacle? Are you kidding? Of course not: Sen. Toomey: GOP Should Risk Shutdown to Force Spending Cuts in Debt-Limit Fight.

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on Wednesday called for Republicans to be ready to shut down the government to gain spending cuts in exchange for raising the nation's debt-limit.

"We Republicans need to be willing to tolerate a temporary, partial government shutdown," he said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."