Obama says Shutdown Damaged US Economy


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the government shutdown “inflicted unnecessary damage” to the U.S. economy and damaged America’s credibility around the world.

Obama spoke from the White House hours after signing legislation to reopen the government following 16 days of a partial shutdown.

The deal came the night before the nation’s debt limit was facing a breach.

Obama said while “these twin threats to our economy have now been lifted,” the shutdown slowed economic growth.

Obama says the way that business is done in Washington has to change.

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  • HonestABElincoln

    And he is right too! But because the average American has the memory of a chimp with alzheimers, a year from now the populace will likely forget all about what these teabag scumbags did to our economy and the world. If the government could make a whole country forget about 33 trillion dollars missing from the US treasury by staging 9/11 the next day and by blowing up the part of the building where THE ONLY RECORDS OF THOSE FUNDS WERE KEPT to make Americans forget, then they can do anything. The average Americans are idiots.

    • alpinequeen

      And you are the most average of all Americans and a conspiracy hobbyist as well. So now you’re angry at everybody?