Last minute deal averts default, ends 16-day government shutdown: Obama says 'Americans are completely fed up with Washington'
(Source: Chicago Tribune, October 17, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama said on Thursday that "Americans are completely fed up with Washington" a day after the latest fiscal impasse was narrowly averted and called for talks with Congress on the budget, immigration and farm legislation. Hours after he signed into law a hastily arranged bill to end a 16-day government shutdown and head off a debt default, Obama said events over the last two weeks had inflicted "completely unnecessary" damage on the U.S. economy.
Full story: Chicago Tribune
Thursday, October 17, 2013