October 3rd, 2013
07:23 AM ET
9 years ago

The government shutdown: Americans on the edge

(CNN) - For some, it's an emotional punch to the gut. For others, the consequences could be truly life-changing.

On the third day of the government shutdown, the impact is only beginning to be felt


Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown
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  1. Data Driven

    But, hey, Sean Hannity's "not feeling it" - what are you griping about, America?

    Eh, government's stupid anyway. We don't need it! We can live FREE! Roam the range foraging for food! Tramp across no-longer-tended Federal land! It'll be like "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"! Freedom!

    October 3, 2013 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  2. kirk

    The only reason for the boner to put a bill to a vote is the well being of the people, not enough, he has to get what he is told to fight for. The people he works for and himself are not threatened by a shutdown, only the people that work for a living, and he doesn't care, his superpac is running the show now, were screwed!

    October 3, 2013 08:41 am at 8:41 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Democrats want a 'clean' bill that funds 100% of government, without any ideological amendments. Republicans have gone from a bill that funded 100% of government with conditions, to a bill that funds some 1% of government with worse conditions.

    Republicans are desparate. Listen to this. Republicans accuse Democrats of not caring for kids with cancer because they have rejected the latest piece-meal bill out of the House. Meanwhile, Democrats are still insisting on a bill that fully funds the government, which includes kids with cancer, hungry babies on WIC, and hungry kids on SNAP. Do the Republican, I mean Tea Party, accusaations really make any sense? No, they don't.

    October 3, 2013 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  4. What's in that tea anyway?

    The Tea Trolls hate gubmint and really hate gubmint workers. The only chance we have is to vote this angry, band of vendicative people out of government in 2014. Its counter-intuitive these people go to Washington to cause other americans to lose their jobs.

    October 3, 2013 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio)"Right Wing Insanity"

    There is X thousands of square miles to the United States. In the beginning a skeletal government was formed to maintain it. Today it is shutdown, in order to keep it.

    October 3, 2013 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  6. Todd

    It sounds like the small people and poor people don't mean anything to our president people like me I have M.D I'm on Medicare I loose that I could die also u take Medicare from most people who have to have it u will have people killing them selves that will be on your hands our president will run our u.s.a do the ground

    October 3, 2013 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  7. Lynda/Minnesota

    I would like to give CNN credit for not going with the "slimdown" talking point other right wing media is pushing. Kudos, CNN.

    October 3, 2013 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  8. CA Independent

    It's hard to look past some of the shutdown decisions by Democrats here. Like the sequestration, it looks more like they want to put the screws to the American people to make a point. That effort was transparent then, as it is now.

    October 3, 2013 09:32 am at 9:32 am |