Ten of the Best Quotes From the Shutdown

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President Obama

“My simple message today is: Call a vote. Call a vote. Put it on the floor. Take a vote, stop this farce and end this shutdown right now. The only thing that’s keeping the government shut down … is that Speaker John Boehner won’t even let the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn’t want to anger the extremists in his party,” said President Obama, speaking at a construction company in Maryland.

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