October 2nd, 2013
07:30 AM ET
7 months ago

Government shutdown: What we know and don't know

(CNN) - We're only two days into this government shutdown, but it already seems like we've been here before.

And in a way, we have.

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  1. J'Cincinnati'Redd

    Yeah this is starting to get old. Republicans need to fight for our country and fight for our party. Im afraid the teaparty has a different agenda.

    October 2, 2013 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    All I know none of these congress thugs should be PAID during shut down. It should be a discreation order from the president.

    October 2, 2013 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  3. Larry in Houston

    been there, done that. – only this time Obama should wait til the First of January, when the ACA really kicks in. Then, the Gov't can open back up for Business.

    October 2, 2013 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  4. Ryan

    Our government is like the pig that I have in my back yard Nasty and full of garbage! Useless people that are running our country we need to get rid of them! They all should be fired!!!!!!

    October 2, 2013 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  5. Data Driven

    "The GOP is almost two parties these days - call them standard Republicans and tea party Republicans."

    OK, that's a start. Perhaps some in the media are starting to recognize what's going on here. This is not a 'both sides" story; this is a GOP story. Next step is to report that this is an unprecedented act of legislative rebellion against the United States by about 40 "tea party" Representatives in the House.

    October 2, 2013 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    If and when the economy falters in the coming months and year, a strong argument can be made to blame the Tea Party.

    October 2, 2013 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    What I know is that this shutdown is affecting my congressional district harshly. Fix it now and pass a clean C.R.!!!!

    October 2, 2013 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  8. tom l

    1dem·a·gogue
    noun \ˈde-mə-ˌgäg\

    : a political leader who tries to get support by making false claims and promises and using arguments based on emotion rather than reason

    "strange that one party would make keeping people uninsured the centerpiece of their agenda."

    I can't believe we have a president that would actually say something like this. Yeah, that's it. The centerpiece of the repubs is make sure that people remain uninsured. That is the definition of a demagogue.

    October 2, 2013 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  9. Catmandew

    Boy the Democarats sure fixed things good this time! Instead of working of our government finances getting things in good shape to pay for their massive failure to the taxpayers. No we'll keep Obamacare even if it means shutting down the government. Full steam ahead dang! Obamacare is a very flawed system and the Democrats knew this was coming but did nothing to prevent it! Traitors every Democrat throughout the whole Party!

    October 2, 2013 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  10. rs

    What we know here in deep-Red Arizona, is that the Cruz lemmings in Congress are on track to wreck this state's economy. All of the National Parks are closed: Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater and more. The Grand Canyon closing alone furloughed 400 federal employees, and has shuttered big and small businesses in the northland (including the Grand Canyon Railway, and many tourist-driven concessioners). The impact of just closing the Canyon is $1.7 million. It is affecting business in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Williams and Tusayan. State-wide the impact is nearly $3 million a day.
    Being a Red State, it is nice to know this is how the Congressional GOP treat GOP-lead states.

    You like chaos? I give you the GOP!

    October 2, 2013 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  11. Rudy NYC

    tom l.

    I can't believe we have a president that would actually say something like this. Yeah, that's it. The centerpiece of the repubs is make sure that people remain uninsured. That is the definition of a demagogue.
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    I guess that you don't listen to the commercials. Right wing PACs have been on a media blitz for weeks now. They're telling people not to purchase health care because they already have access to health care. It's an all out effort. Members of Congress are even in on the act. Some members are not helping their consituents with health care questions.

    October 2, 2013 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  12. Data Driven

    ""strange that one party would make keeping people uninsured the centerpiece of their agenda."

    I can't believe we have a president that would actually say something like this. Yeah, that's it. The centerpiece of the repubs is make sure that people remain uninsured. That is the definition of a demagogue"

    What evidence do you have that the GOP doesn't want people to be uninsured? They're trying to dismantle Obamacare, aren't they? - a system that will make insurance affordable for folks who can't otherwise afford it. And I see no real alternative plan from the GOP. So, demagoguery or not, Obama's statement is accurate.

    October 2, 2013 09:57 am at 9:57 am |