|Senator Tom Harkin|
Coverage of Senator Tom Harkin's comments are linked below:
National Journal: Tom Harkin's Ominous Warning
"Of course, it'd be a stretch to think that the United States is on the cusp of anything as violent as the Civil War. But the consequences of a government shutdown or topping over the debt ceiling could be massively harmful for the U.S. economy, whether you're looking at the possibility of a downgrade in U.S. credit or just the shutdown in payments and services with thousands of government employees out of work."
---Matt Berman, National Journal