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Video: Why progressives fear government shutdowns

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing room at the White House after the U.S. Senate voted to end the government shutdown and raise the dept limit on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that they have reached bipartisan deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling and end the sixteen day government shutdown. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for a vote. Credit: Getty Images

The government is back up and running. Hooray, hooray. But who honestly believes such a stand-off isn't likely to happen again in the future?

In this week's Afterburner, Bill Whittle explains progressives' biggest fear of such shutdowns: that people won't notice how much they don't rely on government. Thus, President Obama operated with the aim of making the American people feel discomfort in order to preserve his own power and Big Government agenda.


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