Federal government shutdown draws near as bickering continues
September 30th, 2013
08:57 AM ET
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Federal government shutdown draws near as bickering continues

(CNN) - Showdown time.

In less than a day, big parts of the federal government will shut down unless Congress can find a way to bridge differences over health-care reform and other issues.

The American people don't like the idea of a federal shutdown, according to a new poll. And the stock market isn't happy, based on what amounts to early morning betting on what will happen when the market opens.


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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Prepare to see the DOW drop a few hundred points today folks. These self manufactured republican crisis are costing us money! And for what? What they are doing is treasonous. You know Thomas Jefferson's quote? The thing: tree, liberty, blood, patriots.

    September 30, 2013 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  2. Data Driven

    The pressure from Wall Street on Republicans will get quite acute after the shutdown. This is not what the bankers sent them there to do.

    It's all ideological fun and games ... until the campaign contributions dry up.

    September 30, 2013 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  3. rs

    Translation: the end of the Republican Party as anything but a regional, fringe party begins tonight.

    September 30, 2013 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  4. What's in that tea anyway?

    Some one said that "we shouldn't be surprised the GOP/Tea Baggers are willing to shut the government down, because they said it for the entire summer" ....What surprises me is these folks are certifiable. Do they really think the american people are going support the extortion of the President just so some people can't have healthcare? Really, these troglodytes think the voting public is that stupid? Really? If the healthcare is so bad, let go into full effect and then run on it next year in 2014 and win the Senate. Then you get to repeal the whole thing....Unless, it works and then you are toast...which I think the later is the reason the GOP/Tea Baggers are willing to shutdown the government.....these are their last gasps.

    September 30, 2013 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  5. ST

    No one is happy with the government shutdown expect the republican terrorists and their co-sponsor News Network. I could not stop laughing yesterday when I read one of the heading on their website written: "House approves Obamacare delay". Are these people all crazy? Who sent them Obamacare delay in order to be approved? Do anyone approve anything which they were not asked to do so? Absurd.

    September 30, 2013 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Republicans do not seem to understand that they lost they 2012 elections. While they may hold a majority of seats in the House, the majority of Americans voted for Democrats in the House. Besides, Repubilcans are outnumbered 2 to 1. Democrats hold the Senate and the White House.

    After seeing the right wing social engineering that has been undertaken at the state level over the past couple of years, can you imagine what Republicans would try to do at the national level? I hate to even think about it. The Tea Party has no wish to govern. The Tea Party simply wants to rule over people and dictate how everyone should live their lives..

    September 30, 2013 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  7. CB FL

    I am really tired of both sides standing up and SHOUTING at each other. They are supposed to be adults. Reminds me of school children.

    September 30, 2013 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  8. Evergreen

    In the past 5 years the republican party sat on their hands while Americans struggled, tried to push the country over the "fiscal cliff" and now want to shut down the government. Insanity has infected the GOP.

    September 30, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  9. Data Driven

    CB FL,

    One side is causing this crisis: Republicans. They're the ones trying to overturn existing law and refusing to pay the country's bills unless the Democrats yield to their demands.

    There is no equivalence, no "both sides doing it". Pick a side, CB.

    September 30, 2013 10:52 am at 10:52 am |