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Colorado's two Democratic senators, Mark Udall and Michael Bennet each continue working to avert a government shutdown.
According to former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, the budget showdown and looming federal government shutdown is an irrational fight over a relatively insignificant issue. “It’s like politicians in Washington are arguing over the bar tab on the Titanic while we’re heading toward the iceberg ready to sink the entire ship.”
The Colorado delegation in Washington voted five in favor and two against the stopgap budget passed by the House Tuesday. It was the second temporary fix to the budget passed in the last few weeks and it is even less popular than the first one among Tea Party conservatives, who believe Republicans should hold steady and risk a government shutdown to force compromise from Democrats on spending. House Majority Leader Boehner lost more than fifty conservative votes and had to lean on Democrats to help him pass the measure.
A new Bloomberg News poll indicates that nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe that legislators should reach a compromise on the federal budget in order to avert a government shutdown.