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On the backdrop of a government shutdown that was nearing a full 48 hours, on Wednesday evening Piers Morgan welcomed a collection of informed and opinionated guests, all charged with offering their insights and perspectives.
"I talked to Ted Cruz earlier today and we were both laughing over this idea that one guy, one freshman, junior senator is somehow able to shutdown the government. It's not physically possible," stated conservative talk radio host Ben Ferguson. "The President of United States of America has decided to again deny even after he met with Republicans to say 'I refuse to negotiate on anything.'"
Joining "Piers Morgan Live" in the program's New York studio, Josh Barro shared an alternate point of view to that of Ferguson:
"Obviously he didn't check on the government by himself. He had the whole house Republican caucus to help him," said the "Business Insider" Politics Editor. "If they really wanted to there's a procedural tactic available to them and the democrats to cost that to come to the floor and be passed. They haven't been willing to do. It's Republicans as a whole who've decided to shut down the government and this 'he won't negotiate' line is just complete nonsense."
As part of the second day of a government shutdown, Wednesday night saw "Piers Morgan Live" invite a pair of Congressmen – from opposite sides of the aisle – to share their suggestions and reactions.
"Let's do this, you want another vote on Obamacare, you want a vote on delay of Obamacare or medical device tax? Okay," proposed Democratic U.S. Representative for California Adam Schiff. "We'll agree on a vote on that. We won't guarantee you'll win the vote. You have to deliver the votes in the house and senate but we're not going to allow you to put a gun to our head, so let's reopen the government. We'll guarantee once the government is reopened you can have your votes in both chambers. We'll let the majority decide both."
Luke Messer, meanwhile, a Republican U.S. Representative for Indiana, noted that simply because the Affordable Care Act has already passed doesn't make it immune from scrutiny and evaluation:
"History is littered with bad laws that were once in effect and were later changed. The fact this used to be a law or is a law, not used to be, the fact it is a law is obviously relevant but it does by in and of itself you know validate it."
As part of the second day of a government shutdown, Wednesday night saw "Piers Morgan Live" invite a cancer patient in a National Institutes of Health trial express his frustration at the squabbling politicians.
"I think it's pretty ridiculous that - especially since the whole debates over healthcare law like they're trying to engulf all of these," said Greg Sibbel. "He's trying to help people like me trying to get hold insurance and get treatment. And I can't find a resolution and it's affecting people all over the country just like me."
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