Here we go again.  They are raising fears about a possible government shutdown as a spending deadline looms.  

The government runs out of money late Friday night. Maine independent Senator Angus King says that nobody wants a shutdown but he is warning that misunderstandings over some key budget issues could prompt a shutdown.

On ABC's "This Week" yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there will not be a government shutdown. Some think that lawmakers may approve a two-week spending extension to December 22nd, three days before Christmas.

My long time listeners know what I think should be done; zero-based budgeting.  We should bring all line items down to zero and then build from there.  There is so much waste in government, zero-based budgeting is one way of cutting some of that waste.


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