Conservative Groups Urge Default

    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15:  Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) arrives for a press conference followiong a meeting of House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its fifteenth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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    So these must be the Ted Cruz supporters. The conservative group Club for Growth sent an alert to its members Wednesday urging them to vote no on the Senate's proposed deal to end the shutdown and avoid default. Apparently the plan gives too many concessions to Obamacare. Club for Growth warned they would punish those who vote for it on their national scorecard. Charming. Freedworks and Heritage Action made similar threats on Tuesday, although Heritage Action walked it back Wednesday, saying on Fox News "everybody understands" that Obamacare can't be repealed. So, wait, what was all this about? Meanwhile, a Pew poll released Tuesday found that a majority of Republicans and 38 percent of Independents said the country could go past the debt ceiling “without major economic problems” occurring.

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