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Sen. John Cornyn Threatens to Shut Down Government Over Debt Ceiling

Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 10:21:20 am

Another day, another top Republican practicing extortion, threatening to shut down the US government: Cornyn: 'It May Be Necessary to Partially Shut Down the Government'

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) suggested Friday that Republicans should be willing to shut down the government if they are unable to extract suitable concessions in the upcoming negotiations over the debt ceiling and sequestration.

In an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle, Cornyn says that President Obama's insistence that he will not negotiate over the debt ceiling again "is unacceptable" and that Republicans should put the president on notice over the potential consequences.

"The coming deadlines will be the next flashpoints in our ongoing fight to bring fiscal sanity to Washington," Cornyn writes. "It may be necessary to partially shut down the government in order to secure the long-term fiscal well being of our country, rather than plod along the path of Greece, Italy and Spain."