Fox News' Charles Payne Claims There Is No Problem With Government Shutdowns

Payne: “One Of The Messages From The Last Government Shutdown Was, The World Doesn't Fall Apart”

From the September 30 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:

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CHARLES PAYNE: I've lost track since 2001 how many continuing resolutions there have been, but we know that this is a Band-Aid--

NEIL CAVUTO (HOST): Eighty-eight. Eighty-eight.

PAYNE: Eighty-eight. And this is a Band-Aid that keeps being reapplied.

CAVUTO: No, I just made that up. I have no idea. A lot.

PAYNE: So, and we've had 18 government shutdowns, and we've done OK. In fact, I think one of the messages from the last government shutdown was, the world doesn't fall apart. In fact, Neil, I think people were shocked at how many, quote, “nonessential workers” there are in the government. What the heck? Why so many nonessentials? That beside the point, Wall Street does want to see clarity, any kind of clarity, out of Washington, D.C. It is just in a crazy place where nothing is getting done. And again, it gets back to a lack of leadership.


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