Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Sunday ratcheted up the administration’s efforts to convince congressional Republicans that they should step back from their push that the White House accept major changes to ObamaCare in exchange for raising the borrowing limit and reopening the federal government.

Making the rounds on all five major Sunday morning news shows, he reiterated the dire consequences for U.S. and global economies if lawmakers don’t reach an agreement by Oct. 17 — 11 days from now.

“We’re on the verge of going into a place we’ve never been — not having the cash to pay our bills,” Lew said on “Fox News Sunday.”

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