Conservative radio host urges GOP to ‘Screw the stock market!’ and shut down government

By David Edwards
Monday, September 30, 2013 14:11 EDT
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Conservative radio host Mark Levin recently suggested that Republicans should move forward with a government shutdown and “screw the stock market.”

On his radio show last week, Levin expressed frustration with media reports that a government shutdown could hurt the economy.

“Not once have a seen a news report on the debt in this nation!” he shouted. “We’re talking about, in addition to the continuation resolution [to fund the government] — the reason we need, quote-unquote, continuing resolution is because Harry Reid had blocked every damn budget that has been passed by the House of Representatives.”

“But this debt ceiling, there’s no talk about the debt,” he continued. “It’s all, ‘Hey, what’s the effect on the stock market?’ Screw the stock market! It goes up, it goes down.”

Levin added that the fight to defund President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was “about saving the republic, what’s left of it.”

During the government shutdown of 1995-1996, the Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 3.7 percent.

Listen to the audio below from The Mark Levin Show, broadcast Sept. 27, 2013.

(h/t: Media Matters)

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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