Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee thinks that the government will eventually have to shut down but it won’t be that bad this time around.
“It’s a very different environment this time, he told CBS Tuesday. “I think first of all, a lot of the things that were shut down were automated –like Social Security checks and Veterans checks — so it’s not going to be as draconian, if it does happen.”
“I think it could happen. And maybe it has to,” he explained. “Because sometime, either now or later, the government’s going to shut down, either from bankruptcy in the future, or from a targeted effect to try to get someone’s attention that we’re overspending and not managing at all.”
This video is from CBS’ The Early Show, broadcast Feb. 22, 2011.