What happens in a shutdown?
April 7th, 2011
03:39 PM ET
3 years ago

What happens in a shutdown?

Washington (CNN) – A government shutdown may sound like an abstract idea, but at the end of the day it affects actual places and actual people.

CNN Radio's Lisa Desjardins takes a look at what happens if the government shuts down and how it affects different areas of the country.


Filed under: American Sauce • Budget • Government Shutdown
soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. LIP

    Thats easy to answer...nobody gets paid except for the politicians holding the purse.

    April 7, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  2. Skvisa

    Is it true that we won't get tax refund if goverment shuts down?

    April 7, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  3. jamie

    Are people on ssi affected by government shut down?

    April 7, 2011 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  4. diridi

    good for the nation, GOP will lose the election like crazy in 2012....nothing happens....it is good for Democrats...

    April 7, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  5. larry

    What are they thinking you yanks should have a third political party and help change the world bring home the troops very soon

    April 7, 2011 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    What happens?...we'll have more to argue about

    April 7, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  7. Michael Bradley

    I'm a 49 and retired law enforcement. And also a vet. They can't do anything! We vote them in and they can't do what they say they were going to do. If I was President I would step in and stop all this crap! We shutdown Government. But we fund other countries. What sents done this make? But I couldn't be President. I'm too honest and not a lawyer and don't have millions of dollars. And I wouldn't put up with all the lip service. And I wouldn.'t put up with the Bull crap! I would be known as a no bull crap President.

    April 7, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  8. aaron Iskenderian

    What about the troops that are going to have to show up to work and not get paid on time. We have bills due.

    April 7, 2011 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  9. larry

    Trump has been on the edge of chapter 11 for ten years plus he is desperate folks wake up

    April 7, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  10. hector

    U guys r funny! America cnt run without government.
    Luv th drama thgh!

    April 7, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  11. Greg

    The ten million government contractors have not been mentioned in any of your news reports about the shutdown. Stop work orders are being prepared which will impact many of these workers if a shutdown happens. So we have 14.5 million employees and their families impacted by this shameful political maneuvering, not to mention the millions of citizens who are also impacted. Congress does not serve any American's interest (with the possible exception of the wealthiest two percent who seem to own Congress).

    April 7, 2011 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  12. Bigwilly

    USC=United States of China. America you have bankrupted yourselves. You don’t have money to run your Government? How sad. Keep going to wars give it a couple of more years and China will own you. Idiots

    April 7, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  13. Name

    People can't change the world only god can so stop looking for them to only lies they tell.

    April 7, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  14. jb

    Portions of the reserves of the u.s. armed forces might not perform their monthly drill this weekend... single parents, struggling individuals, soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen might not recieve a portion of their expected monthly income in the event of a shutdown.

    April 7, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
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