Government Shutdown Would Cost Billions

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C. (vgm8383/flickr)

Early Saturday morning, House Republicans, prodded by fervent Tea Party freshmen passed a bill slashing government spending by $61 billion immediately. That vote forces Republicans and Democrats into a political showdown that could boil over into a government shutdown. How could this affect you? We speak with Nate Persily, Charles Beekman Professor of Law and Political Science at Columbia University, and the author of the book "Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy."


Nate Persily

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