September 12th, 2013
06:04 PM ET
8 years ago

Q&A: The lowdown on the shutdown, or why you should care about the CR

Washington (CNN) - In less than a month, the government may shut down. Lines are being drawn. Vacations are being canceled. Friends are becoming enemies.

Are you concerned yet? Confused? Well, if you're not, you should be.


Filed under: Budget • Congress
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. G

    republicans have found a new leader that can unite the party putin,they think alike and have the same goal-destroy america

    September 12, 2013 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    What we need to shut down is congress and revamp it with the members who really care about this country. The hatred of the teatards of our President is beyond anything ever seen in this country.
    Even the village idi ot from CT by way of TX got more respect and you want to talk war criminal?
    Ask the Iraqis how they feel about the bombing still happening in their country. Mission accomplished my foot!

    September 12, 2013 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Good story. Puts everything into perspective and lays the blame squarely at the feet of Congress. They have
    no perception, or they don't care, how many will suffer if they continue to play their silly game. They
    accrued the bills, now their continual threatening not to pay them is becoming almost treasonous.
    I put Ted Cruz and Co. at the top of the list. Tea Party/Libertarian going hand in hand down the path to
    destruction. I only hope they destroy themselves and not the hard working American people.
    Whatever they say – there is absolutely no excuse for their behavior and I'm sick of it.

    September 12, 2013 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    CNN's love letter to the economic uncertainty caused by GOP/Teatrolls playing games with government shutdown threats, taking the debt ceiling hostage and the ad revenue such controversies help generate for the MSM.

    September 12, 2013 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  5. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    Go ahead GOP morons and find out what happends to you in the 2014 midterms when you lose the house and forget about the senate and whitehouse. Your going nowhere until you get rid of the teaparty GOP garbage of America!!!!!!gop idiots !!!

    September 12, 2013 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. Woman In California

    I think most people expect nothing less than a shutdown and as long as we have this lazy, endless vacation crazy congress, this is what we'll continue to get. No solutions, no compromise and absolutely no ideas on anything other than how to create havoc on the American people and cause unnecessary headaches for the president. Get ready for a long standoff and more destruction to our economy because that's exactly what we'll get with this batch of misfits.

    September 12, 2013 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  7. Cephus

    What happened to we can work together even if we don't like each other? Worst congress in the American history.

    September 12, 2013 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  8. Teej

    Kind of not really. If congress started acting like grown ups with the ability to govern without lies bigoted remarks and threats, that would b more disconcerting than the same ol I know you are but what am I nonsense

    September 13, 2013 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  9. Hector Slagg

    Not much confusion about the National Debt going up, and up, and up. Not much confusion about jobs getting less, and less, and less. Not much confusion about Business dropping theiir Health Care because it can't be sustained because of the "Affordable Health Care" Act. Not much confusion about the Current Adminstration dropping any petense of Fiscal Responsibility. No, it is all as clear as a bell.

    September 13, 2013 06:10 am at 6:10 am |