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Gov. Snyder's Stern Words for DC Politicians

Neil Cavuto refused to play politics during the special Cost of Freedom: ‘Shut Down, What’s Up?’ Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) agreed with Cavuto, calling the government shutdown is a “huge mess.”

Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would pay furloughed workers. It now goes to the Senate. Gov. Snyder said furloughs should really be called layoffs. He blasted Congress, saying, “They can’t even shut down the federal government appropriately.”

In 2007 and 2009, Michigan went through its own shutdowns. Snyder said that when he came into office in 2011, the state’s elected officials were able to solve many budget issues. “And it’s happened in many other states, Neil. So the states are showing all these things can be done by people working together.”

He slammed the “broken political culture” in Washington D.C., adding, “They shouldn’t be fighting and yelling and holding press conferences two miles apart. If you have a problem, you sit down with people and work through it.”

Cavuto asked Gov. Snyder about the Tea Party, who is bearing much of the blame for the shutdown.

“There are going to be no winners,” the governor said. “It’s going to have a negative impact on everyone in 2014.”

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