October 17th, 2013
07:49 AM ET
8 years ago

Open for business: Shutdown's over. It's back to work ... gradually

(CNN) - Even before President Barack Obama signed into law a deal that officially ended the government shutdown, Yosemite National Park fired off a statement: We're open for business, right now.

The California attraction may get the award for the quickest reopening. But elsewhere, life will return to normal ...gradually.

Here's what to expect Thursday, and in the coming days:


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  1. Gurgyl

    This nation needs couple of things, Term-Limits, cut wages to congress/senate. Tax the guys that make 250k just raise tax.

    October 17, 2013 08:03 am at 8:03 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Open for business, and back to work. Yeah, but for how long? Tea Party candidates campaigned for office on shutting down the government. Tea Party candidates campaigned for office on pledges to never raise the debt ceiling, to never raise taxes, and worst of all, to never compromise, which they have done.

    Yet, theses same politicians actually tried to complain that the President wouldn't compromise as they held the government and the economy hostage to their extreme right wing demands. Worse still, they believe that they are acting out some sort of divine purpose by carrying out obtuse actions. Make no mistake. They've come to Washington to rule, not to govern.

    October 17, 2013 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    $24 billion dollars this shutdown cost us. Explain to me who is going to pay for this.

    October 17, 2013 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  4. smith

    Political terrorism by dems, potus, and repubs. Time for the independents to rise up and start putting indy`s in congress and maybe the potus.

    October 17, 2013 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  5. Ellen

    What I don't understand is if people were going to get paid retroactive, although unfortunate, why weren't they actually working during the shutout? Seems that they knew they would get their pay, even if late, but no work got done while they were "on leave"??

    October 17, 2013 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Here's what to expect Thursday, and in the coming days:
    That's very informative, meanwhile here's what those of us that have organized and are driving voters to get registered and vote in ALL elections expect:
    1. 22 BILLION DOLLARS. That's the amount of money that this shutdown cost the country, and our fragile economy and
    that expense was brought to you courtesy of people that would have us think that they are fiscal conservatives and
    have the best interest of our economy and our country in mind.
    2. This shutdown was brought to you courtesy of a small group of men and one freshman senator who felt that holding
    the country hostage as well as our economy was the best way to repeal, defund, or delay the law of the land, the
    ACA. They chose to completely bypass the democratic processes put in place to accomplish their goal. They do not
    want Americans to have affordable healthcare, at least not while this President is in office.
    3. None of this was necessary. The shutdown and the unwillingness to pass a clean CR in the House was reckless,
    dangerous and was done with complete disregard for the MAJORITY of Americans, those federal workers directly
    affected, businesses indeirctly impacted, and the downgrading of our credit rating as a nation.
    4. The threat of a repeat performance by these same Reps. looms in the horizon.

    We ask that you remember in 2014 and 2016 and vote accordingly.

    October 17, 2013 09:20 am at 9:20 am |