The below letter was sent on December 4, 2014 from a coalition which included the Libertarian Party to U.S. House Representatives Boehner and Pelosi.
The Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Speaker Boehner and Democratic Leader Pelosi:
For Immediate Release
Libertarian Party: Stop deceiving Americans with the term 'government shutdown'
It’s a government slowdown, not a shutdown.
If you read this Libertarian news release, yet continue to use the term “government shutdown” in news reports, then you’re willfully deceiving the American people.
News media commonly warns that a “government shutdown” will result if there’s a breakdown in funding negotiations between Democratic and Republican politicians. But there is no pending “government shutdown.”
Nor has there ever been anything close to a “government shutdown” in modern American history.
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