Shutdown showdown: Where it's headed
October 8th, 2013
10:15 AM ET
1 year ago

Shutdown showdown: Where it's headed

Washington (CNN) - What now?

That's the question roiling Washington as a partial government shutdown enters its second week while a possible U.S. default looms ahead.

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  1. Data Driven

    "The two sides remain mired in their respective partisan postures"

    Nope. Wrong. John Boehner refuses to bring a vote that will pass to the House floor.

    There really isn't anything else to report.

    October 8, 2013 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  2. Donna

    when is the medias going to stop doing a disservice to the public by saying both parties are to blame.
    It is not about showing you are neither left or right media. It is about facts
    And the facts are the tea party republicans planned this and are responsible
    This effort to not appear biased takes away from the truth of the story.
    There is not plenty of blame to go around. This is all on the tea party republicans
    come on cnn, you can do better

    October 8, 2013 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  3. tom l

    Sebilus admits that essentially 85% of Americans had good healthcare. So 8.5 people are now paying for 1.5 people in a big way, and every way. For some reason, the liberals have no problem with this. There was definitely a better way where repubs could have had some contribution to the ACA and it could have had a different result. The fact that they're not telling us how many have signed up is indicative of many things...most notably that they are clearly not getting as many people to sign up as they had hoped. Perhaps I'm wrong but it has to be a big red flag that not one official will give the answer to the simplest of questions: How many people have signed up?

    October 8, 2013 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  4. Gunderson

    You Liberal's need look up Murphy's Law and Pandora's Box. Then Look Obama Care one more time. All same.

    October 8, 2013 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  5. rs

    Donna

    when is the medias going to stop doing a disservice to the public by saying both parties are to blame.
    _______________________
    Beacuse they aren't. Only one party ran in 2010 on creating a scenerio for a shutdown- the GOP. Here we are in 2013 with a shutdown- one that some on the Right cannot even figure out what they are holding out for. Donna- this is pure nihilistic idiocy. Admit it and move on- your party hates America.

    October 8, 2013 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  6. Ray E (Georgia)

    So,
    What's in your Retirement Plan?: You all set for the long cold Winter ? Smile, it's later than you think.

    October 8, 2013 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  7. Thomas

    "You Liberal's need look up Murphy's Law and Pandora's Box. Then Look Obama Care one more time. All same."

    Wat?

    October 8, 2013 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  8. Data Driven

    Tom L.,

    What's the matter? - afraid to discuss the subject matter of this thread?

    In any case, the Marketplace has only been up for a week. Statistics will be meaningless, high numbers or low, in such a short period of time. Let's wait a year before rendering judgment, shall we?

    October 8, 2013 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  9. Gurgyl

    Do these GOP Al Queda know this debt I'd from Wars that are unfounded? These GOP thugs now talk? Shame.

    October 8, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. rs

    Ray E (Georgia)

    So,
    What's in your Retirement Plan?: You all set for the long cold Winter ? Smile, it's later than you think.
    _______________________
    The 401 (k)s were back to where they were in 2008- I see the Right wants to take that away from the Middle Class again.. oh how you guys love that class warfare, eh?

    October 8, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  11. rs

    Gunderson

    You Liberal's need look up Murphy's Law and Pandora's Box. Then Look Obama Care one more time. All same.
    _________________________
    Careful, your accent slipped!

    October 8, 2013 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  12. Ray E (Georgia)

    Aw, yes,
    Those Cold Hard Facts of Life. They do rear their ugly head, don't they? I know, i know, nobody want's to hear bad news. I spend my summer's on the French Rivera and my winter's in the South Seas Islands. Saylavoo !!

    October 8, 2013 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    "You all set for the long cold Winter ?"

    Oh absolutely. Just ordered fuel for the cabin. Worse comes to worse it will make a cozy little home. My glass half full might end up frozen ... but it will still be half full.

    October 8, 2013 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  14. $$$$

    There have been 18 government shutdowns since 1976. Stop whining.

    October 8, 2013 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  15. anonymous

    tom l
    Sebilus admits that essentially 85% of Americans had good healthcare. So 8.5 people are now paying for 1.5 people in a big way, and every way.
    --

    it is because obamacare had nothing whatsoever to do with healthcare reform. it had to do with creating a massive new government entitlement program under the guise of healthcare reform. it had to do with sabotaging the current healthcare system to the point where people would beg the government to take it over and run it and wallah, you have the holy grail of the left, single payer government owned and run healthcare.

    why do you think nobody was allowed to see what was in the bill until it was passed?

    October 8, 2013 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  16. Ol' Yeller

    @tom I
    "...most notably that they are clearly not getting as many people to sign up as they had hoped"
    Really?! Really?
    How long has the enrollement been open tom I? How long have the republicants been trying to scare the people away from this? That is an incredibly ig nor ant statement, even from a partisan to ol.

    October 8, 2013 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  17. Larry in Houston

    @Donna – stop ur whining. your views aren't even close to the majority of ppl on this blog.

    October 8, 2013 11:46 am at 11:46 am |