The Los Angeles Times, 18 February 2011
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18 février 2011
"Reporting from Washington The prospect of a government shutdown loomed larger on Capitol Hill on Thursday when Republican leaders ruled out the easiest path around a budget impasse and Democrats accused them of playing a dangerous game of chicken.
"Tensions over funding the government for the rest of this year escalated as House Republicans
crept closer to approval of massive spending cuts to social services, environmental programs, foreign aid and research.
"The package, amounting to more than $61 billion, is five times larger than any previous discretionary budget reduction proposed in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner
(R-Ohio) said, and makes good on a Republican campaign promise to make swift and substantial spending cuts."