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Grijalva: 'End shutdown charade'

'Let's remember all the people who are out of work today'

As the federal government closes down today, let's remember the 800,000 federal employees unnecessarily out of a job. Let's remember the $300 million per day this is costing our country in lost economic output. We are governing by catastrophe because a few people didn't get their way.

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Oct 1, 2013, 2:32 pm
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Grijalva, your entire time in Congress is a charade. You’ve made it abundantly clear that your true allegiance lies with other countries. If you care so much about people out of work, then why did you call for an economic boycott of this state? If you really want to make things better, resign.

Oct 4, 2013, 8:29 am
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I challenge my colleagues across the aisle to explain to their constituents why their small businesses can’t get new loans. I’d like to hear the answer as much as they would.

I suspect that many Republicans would be anxious to end this mess, but have become so fearful of the extremist wing that controls their party that they dare not break ranks.

They may at last be coming to a breaking point, though, and their salvation may be in Ted Cruz’ profound disagreeableness.

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