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October 1, 2013

“[The Affordable Care Act] was hard-fought. We now see the first day in my state literally tens of thousands of people were signing up

October 1, 2013

“Good afternoon. Of course as we all know, it is not a good afternoon. It is an afternoon filled with angst, anxiety, fear, doubt, lack of confidence, and a concern all over America about whether their government can and does work. I want to thank all of you for being here. I know you share all that anxiety and fear, for your families and for yourselves. We want to thank you for the service you give to our federal government.

October 1, 2013

“[Republicans] shut down the government. They think that gives them leverage to accomplish what they couldn't accomplish in the election and it's harmful to the American people. 

October 1, 2013

“I don't think any American can feel happy about the situation we confront right now. Every economist predicts it's going to be costly to the economy, dangerous to our national security and undermine the confidence of the American people, and for the people who work for them in the United States government.

September 30, 2013

“I thank the Speaker. Tonight is about the continuing, destructive obsession that our Republican friends have and their refusal to recognize there was an election just some months ago. And you made the argument to the American people, and they rejected that argument and re-elected President Obama. And you have not gotten over that to this minute. And as a result, you are about to shut down the government.

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