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On Final Day, Cuccinelli Brings in Shutdown Team Ron Paul, Marco Rubio


From the Democratic Party of VA:

Just hours before Virginians who were hurt by the reckless Tea Party shutdown go to the polls, Ken Cuccinelli will stand with a Senator who voted to shut down the government, and an extreme former congressman who said the shutdown was “not a real problem,’ and called thousands of furloughs for federal workers and contractors “a paid vacation.”

“Hours before they cast their ballots for our next governor, Virginians will get one more opportunity to see where Ken Cuccinelli stands by looking at who he’s standing with,” said DPVA spokesman Brian Coy. “Instead of condemning the extreme shutdown politics that damaged our economy, Cuccinelli will drape his arm around Ron Paul, who cheered the shutdown on from the sidelines, and Marco Rubio, who voted to shut the government down and voted against reopening it again.

“If Virginians have learned one thing about Ken Cuccinelli this year, it’s that his extreme agenda will always come before what’s best for their families. Closing his campaign with one Tea Party leader who voted for the shutdown, and another who said the damage it cause to our economy was “not a real problem” proves that point once and for all.”


Ron Paul: “I Think That The Shutdown Is Not A Real Problem”

In October 2013, CNBC reported Ron Paul had made the remark on “Squawk on the Street” that he didn’t view the government shutdown as a “real problem”. He then remarked on how the shutdown was essentially a paid vacation, since workers were “all guaranteed their wages.” [Ron Paul on “Squawk on the Street, CNBC, 10/10/13] 

Ron Paul On Government Shutdown: “I Don’t Know How People Can Believe This Stuff As Being Serious”

In October 2013, CNBC quoted Ron Paul as saying: “I don't know how people can believe this stuff as being serious. The government isn't shut down and the few people who have been let go, half of them have been put back on. And they're all guaranteed their wages.” [Ron Paul on “Squawk on the Street, CNBC, 10/10/13]

Ron Paul Knocked Idea Of Congressional Compromise And Bipartisanship

In December 2011, the Daily Beast reported: “Paul also takes the opportunity in his book to knock the idea of congressional compromise. ‘People often say that what this country needs is for people in Washington to stop fighting and just get the job done. To achieve that, we need more “bipartisanship.” I don’t agree…When the ideas of both parties are bad, there is really only one hope: that they will continue fighting and not pass any new legislation.’” [The Daily Beast, 12/28/11] 


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