September 25th, 2013
08:42 PM ET
12 months ago

A government shutdown looks like this

CNN's Tom Foreman explains that a government shutdown's effect depends on its length. You may not notice much at first.


Filed under: Government Shutdown
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Ron L

    We probably won't see a shut down next week. But if the Republicans attempt to push the President in a corner over the debt ceiling by attempting to delay the Affordable Care Act, the negative effects will be much quicker and severe than what is written here.

    September 25, 2013 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  2. boungiorno

    Seriously what will it solve useless tactic not going to work with this new era

    September 25, 2013 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  3. boungiorno

    we all need to put some thought and ideas in this what good are we as a people to give up or give in YOU HAVE A VOICE

    September 25, 2013 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  4. boungiorno

    Have a change of heart! you have a mind, be creative; invent an idea that can benifit the human race.

    September 25, 2013 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    Hey foreman, you are kidding right?
    MILLIONS of people will be immediately affected from the get go (EXCEPT FOR CONGRESS – THEY WILL STILL GET PAID FOR DOING NOTHING).
    Government workers, contractors, restaurants in DC, Arlington and anywhere in the areas where govt employees work, Metro, MARC and VRE trains, no passports, no visas, Smithsonian closes, cab drivers, the list goes on and on.
    This isn't a furlough thanks to the teatard sequester where government employees lose pay for days not worked here and there.

    September 26, 2013 06:33 am at 6:33 am |