U.S. President Barack Obama says shutting down the government is the height of irresponsibility and throws a wrench into the gears of a recovering economy.
The president Monday afternoon appealed to Congress to do its job and pass a spending bill. His appeal came just hours before a likely government shutdown at midnight in the absence of a bill to fund government spending.
Obama accused House Republicans who want to defund his health care program of appealing to the far-right faction of …
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