The latest back-and-forth between the left and right involves the GOP’s efforts to repeal Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement.
The Republican-controlled House passed a budget deal this month that strips all funding from Obamacare. Now it’s up to the U.S. Senate to debate and pass the bill.
However, because it’s highly unlikely the Democrat-controlled senate will pass a bill that includes defunding Obamacare (and even if they did, President Obama would veto it,) we now have a situation where the government may shut down to a lack of a budget deal.
Democrats, of course, blame Republicans. Republicans, meanwhile, blame Democrats. Both sides argue that a shutdown would be unprecedented and almost unthinkable.
But here’s the thing: this wouldn’t be the first time that political wrangling has forced a government shutdown. Not even close.
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