President Barack Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a government shutdown. He says a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers.He says it would "throw a wrench into the gears" of a recovering economy. He urges the House to pass a short-term spending bill free of any conditions that would weaken the nation’s 3-year-old health care law.
Obama on shutdown: "All of this is entirely preventable"
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