October 17th, 2013
07:42 AM ET
7 years ago

It's over, for now: Obama signs bill to end partial shutdown, hike debt ceiling

(CNN) - After all the bickering and grandstanding, the billions lost and trust squandered, it was much ado about nothing

The partial government shutdown's finally over. The debt ceiling debacle has been averted. Obamacare remains virtually unscathed.


Filed under: Budget • Congress • Debt • Government Shutdown
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  1. Gurgyl

    PPACA IS A LAW. Period. You can NOT do any thing to it. Nation needs it for a long period of time. Just know this. It is like SS, Medicare. Stop going to wars, you are fine.

    October 17, 2013 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  2. the hippies were right

    It's hilarious how all but 60 republicans voted NO, while all democrats voted YES, and there are citizens who believe democrats are to blame. Look at the votes dummies. This was about funding the govt and increasing the debt limit. Same as every prior year. A "yes" vote is for keeping people working and paid, a "no" vote is for keeping people from getting paid, our govt defaulting and our economy trashed. It cant get any simpler. If you have a 7th grade education the number of votes tells the story. Our govt was taken hostage. Imagine if Muslim terrorists were able to tap into our financial system and create havoc on our economy. You'd all want the terrorists dead. This time around the terrorists were our own politicians from the republican party. The "NO" votes can't be explained any other way, unless you live in a world like Rick McDaniel, delusional!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP and turn off Fox "SPEWS" and Rush!

    October 17, 2013 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    The Tea Party makes no secret about the fact that they hate government. They seem to want anarchy. They seek to weaken the federal government until it no longer exists, which is exactly what they campaigned on. And when the Tea Party has finished destroying the federal government, then they will begin tearing down state and local governments.

    October 17, 2013 08:46 am at 8:46 am |