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Sigh. I can only imagine the stress the President, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the other sane folks in our government are going through. I feel it, as many others do. Never in my lifetime have I witnessed a party so hell bent on destroying America. This is so real and unreal at the same time. The GOP is in its death throes, run by a bunch of extremists and when you're desperate anything goes. The effects of a possible GOP default would be devastating.

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"Not only is it untenable for us to continue this shutdown, this week, if we don't start making some real progress both in the House and the Senate and if Republicans aren't willing to set aside some of their partisan concerns in order to do what's right for the country, we stand a good chance of defaulting and defaulting would have a potentially devastating effect on our economy sending interest rates shooting up, people — whether Social Security recipients or people with disabilities or small business people who are vendors to government — not getting paid on time," Obama said.
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