Kaine: Shutting Down Government Should Be “Off Limits”

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    I agree 100% with Tim Kaine that shutting down the government (let alone threatening the credit of the United States) should be completely off the table in any budget negotiations (or anything else, for that matter). I’d go further and say that anyone who advocates shutting down the government or seriously risking a default by the United States of America (which could trigger a second recession) is wildly reckless and irresponsible.

    In other news, Kaine says he’s “absolutely committed” to the Senate race, but that he was “surprised when Jim Webb announced he wasn’t going to run.” Kaine takes a shot at George Allen for trying to have it both ways on the budget compromise, noting that at least Jamie Radtke has been clear – albeit totally wrong – about her stance on this. Finally, Kaine’s three themes in the campaign appear to be “jobs and the economy, fiscal responsibility, balance and civility.”