I am dissappointed with all of the elected officials serving as I truly dont believe they represent the people well. I was Republican now I can say I am no party. If the majority pass something as law even if it isnt my view, it is law. That is democracy. Right now there isnt a whole lot of democracy going on and it bodes ill for all future rulings and opens the door again to nothing great. Really irritates me
by firstname.lastname@example.org/2/2013 10:35:39 PM
@CrossfireCNN Obama/Democrats are to blame for the shutdown.We DON'T want Obamacare!They should work with Republicans & listen to Americans.
Government shutdown: Get up to speed in 20 questions
(CNN) -- So what happens now that a shutdown is in place?
Republicans and Democrats couldn't agree on a spending plan for the fiscal year that started Tuesday as they wrangled over Obamacare, leaving federal coffers short.
Here's a quick Q&A to get you caught up on what happened and what to expect:
1. Why did the government shut down?
Congress has one key duty in the Constitution -- pass spending bills that fund the government. If it doesn't, most functions of government -- from funding agencies to paying out small business loans and processing passport requests -- grinds to a halt. But some services, like Social Security, air traffic control and active military pay, will continue to be funded. Oh, and Congress still gets paid, too.
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