Politics 3 October 2013 Obama: “This time’s different. I think they should be concerned” Business quote of the day. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML “Democracy’s messy. But when you have a situation in which a faction is willing potentially to default on US government obligations, then we are in trouble” Obama told US television. The US government has been shut down for two days over talks to extend America's borrowing limit, which currently stands at $16.7 trillion. › Nick Clegg: it's the Daily Mail that really hates Britain Photograph: Getty Images Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Jeremy Corbyn has found a vulnerable spot on Theresa May and trade Politicians are worried that their pensions are destroying the planet. Is yours? Nap Store: Where did all these new mattress start-ups come from?