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October 12, 2013


GOP Lawmaker Justifies Plunging Economy Into Crisis

Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) suggested the House should reject an unfavorable agreement from the Senate, even if it resulted in a debt default that severely damaged the economy, The Hill reports.

Said Griffith: "We have to make a decision that's right long-term for the United States, and what may be distasteful, unpleasant and not appropriate in the short run may be something that has to be done."

He added: "I will remind you that this group of renegades that decided that they wanted to break from the crown in 1776 did great damage to the economy of the colonies. They created the greatest nation and the best form of government, but they did damage to the economy in the short run."














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