Government Shutdown Begins

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•40 Oct 1, 2013

With the House of Representatives unwilling to pass a budget without defunding the Affordable Care Act, and the Senate unwilling to accept such a demand, the United States government entered its first partial shutdown in 17 years at midnight. What do you think?

  • “After this stunt, I suspect incumbency rates will plummet to the high 80s.”

    Hans Kilroy –
    Jug Maker

  • “The Holocaust Museum and cafeteria will be closed? It looks like us Washington, D.C. residents will be on our own for dinner.”

    Vanessa Coffrin –
    Unemployed

  • “Finally, a little time for myself.”

    Curiosity –
    Mars Rover

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