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‘Country is being destroyed’: US braces for shutdown as right-wing Republicans demand spending cuts

Time is running out for the US to avoid a government shutdown in five days, as hardline Republicans refuse to budge on spending demands.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy appears to believe things are looking up after a weekend of negotiating to avoid a government shutdown. While walking into the Capitol Monday morning, McCarthy said a significant number of holdouts in his own party are starting to make concessions on the budget.

Time is running out for the US to avoid a partial government shutdown in five days, as right-wing House Republicans refuse to budge on demands for massive spending cuts, including ceasing aid for Ukraine.

President Joe Biden has called on Republicans in Congress to “start doing the job America elected them to do”, warning that black Americans will be particularly hurt if the government runs out of money on Saturday without a new budget passed.

But former President Donald Trump, the frontrunner to be Republican presidential nominee for 2024, has called on his hardline allies in the House, including Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene, to hold the line.

USA ECONOMIC CRISIS

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