GOP, Dem Senators Say Gov’t Shutdown Avoidable

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) New York Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Tom Coburn was hopeful that a government shutdown could be avoided.

Schumer told reporters that letting it happen would be a disaster not just for federal workers, but retirees, veterans and anyone else getting federal checks.

The two sides both hit the Sunday talk shows, suggesting a shutdown could be avoided through budget negotiations.

Coburn said no one wants the government to shut down, and he doesn’t think that will happen as long as lawmakers agree on ways to cut spending.

Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill says she thinks “everybody can behave like adults.” Both were on “Fox News Sunday.”

The Republican-led House has approved a spending bill with deep cuts that Democrats call unacceptable. Funding to keep the government going runs out in early March.

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  1. Junior says:

    Shut down the NY Government, then the Federal Government next!

    1. bob says:

      The city is bankrupt ! The state is bankrupt ! And yes the fed’s are bankrupt.
      There all running on I.O U.’S .

      Doesn’t anyone ever do the math anymore ?

      If so WHERE ?

      P.S How do you not all become the same as them .How ?

  2. Concerned American says:

    Not all government workers are in Washington D.C.
    My husband works for the National Weather Service…are you sure you want these guys shut down, not paid? Who will everyone blame when a tornado, storm hits their town, and no one knew about it because there division was shut?

    1. bob says:

      Let them all work for free for 6 month’s !
      Let them all see what life is really like on the inside !

  3. Ryu says:

    Vince,Do you means dems or repubs? Both are them are bad.

  4. yooyoo says:

    Government workers should all take a pay cuts.
    Lets start with the House/Senate.

  5. Not a Republican says:

    I wish there was a way to shut down Chucky!

  6. ntlstn2 says:

    GOP (gouging oil prices) Where Did the GOP get 5.5 Billion Dollars T to spend on there canditates to control the House and Senate?Thier Salaries and Benefits For a ( PART TIME JOB ) is a slap in the face to the hard working men and women in this country that have had to take a pay cut to keep thier jobs.GOP Please do your job . put a freeze on fuel prices , so we can afford to drive to work and keep our homes .THANK YOU.

    1. Derrick says:

      Place a freeze on fuel prices? Do you have any idea how the economy works? Prices are largely determined by supply and demand. How come supply is limited? Which party has done more to limit supply?

    2. Rich says:

      What planet do you live on chump. The last time i read OPEC sets the price on a barrel of oil – Not the republican pary. OK if you want to gripe about the markup of gas take it up with the refineries . Again not the Republican party. Oh and FYI Clinton de-regulated the market

  7. HARVEY says:

    iT IS DISGUSTING THAT THE REPUBLICANS RAN OUR ECONOMY IN A DITCH AND ARE TRYING TO BREAK THE UNIONS. HOW MANY REPUBLICANS WANT TO GIVE UP THEIR GOV,SPONSERED INSURANCE BUT DON’T WANT THE AVERAGE PERSON TO HAVE WHAT THEY HAVE? jUST SHOWS ALL AMERICANS THAT THEY ONLY WANT TO HELP THEMSELVES. THE ECONOMY IS NOW AT 1200O IT WAS 7OOO WHEN OBAMA TOOK OFFICE . PEOPLE WAKE UP .

  8. Debra Puerner says:

    At a time when the repulicans should begin to aid in fixing the mess that they alone caused. It is appauling that their only concern is to undo the little good that our current president and the Dem. have managed to push through some very good , sound needs for everyone but yet the price was at a compromise to work with the repulicans the very good bills were cut down due to repulicans and only them. So what we have now is that yes they were elected at midterms but not because they told the truth during these elections , Gov Scott walker does not care about Wis or its people after all he mis abused funds in milwaukee but is still in Gov Job Why not cut your salary Walker, as well as the house and senate and pay for your own healthcare instead of making the elderly , poor , and children pay for your selfish needs. What happened to all the U.E. Benefits that were taken out of our checks for yrs that Wis government spent on other things as well as social security being spent on partys , wars, etc. I think if you want people to believe you than you must walk the walk and compromise is necessary here as it has been since our president was elected The President and the Democrats have always had to compromise did the repulican forgot they lost the election. They most will lose the next as well with a dictator in local Gov. God help us all I’m glad that I didn’t vote him in.

  9. rich says:

    Astonishing that the Democrats after the American Public Spoke LOUD and CLEAR in the mid term elections still do not get it. The Obama budget is riddled with continued spending at last year levels. Sorry Mr Pres. and the rest of the democrats a freeze just does not cut it. Start looking out for the american public. We made our sacrifices now you do the same.

  10. VINCENT KNIGHT says:

    WE HAVE A BUNCH OF SPOILED BRATES IN WASHINGTON,THEY DO NOT SEEM TO WANT TO GET TOGATHER FOR THE GOOD OF THIS COUNTRY,IT ALL STARTED WITH OBAMA,THIS MAN WANTS TO GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS THE FIRT PRESIDENT TO EVER INDORSE GAY MARRIEGES,GAY MILITARY AND THE TOTAL DESTRUCTION OF THE FAMILY AND THE FAMILY VALUES,AND THE COMMANDS OF THE HOLY BIBLE,WHICH OUR FOREFATHER’S HELD UP,OUR PRESIDENT IS DESTROYING,WE MUST REPEAL DONT ASK DONT TELL,WE MUST REPEAL THIS PRESIDENT WHO WANTS TO CONTROL FREE SPEACH,ON THE INTERNET AND TV AND THE RADIO,HE HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE UNTRUTHFULL,HE DOES NOT REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES ,ALONG WITH OPEN BOARDER POLICY’S AND NO HOMELAND SECURITY,WHICH IS A COMPLETE JOKE,VOTE HIM OUT OF OFFICE,HE HAS DEFILLED HIS OFFICE AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

  11. VINCENT KNIGHT says:

    IF THERE IS A SHUT DOWN,THEN THE TEA PARTY WILL HAVE TO GAIN MOMENTEM AND OUST ALL THE BAD EGG’S IN OUR GOVERNMENT,INCLUDING OBAMA

  12. Gata says:

    Lwr’a vw auew rhR QHWN DWSWEl payrolls are cut that the paychecks for both Senators and House Representatives are also stopped at the same time.

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