Two Inland Empire congressmen have released statements on the government shutdown, and, no surprise, their comments are contrasting.Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona) and Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside) are pointing a finger across the political aisle.
Takano called the shutdown a "fiasco" precipitated by hard-line politics of Tea Party Republicans, and Calvert, who represents Murrieta, took aim at ObamaCare.
"Time and time again, House Republicans have shown their eagerness to hold our economy captive so they can score political points," Takano said. "Not only will this shutdown cost taxpayers over $150 million a day, but it will also cut many essential services that American families rely on."
Calvert said Senate Democrats slammed
economy. ... There
ObamaCare," Calvert said.
The last national government shutdown occurred in 1996 when then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich and then-President Bill Clinton were at loggerheads over federal spending.Click here for a list of who's affected by the current shutdown.
As a component of ObamaCare, a state exchange called California Covered opened today. Click here for more on that story.
For a fact check on ObamaCare, click here.