With only seven legislative days to go until a budget decision must be reached for the new fiscal year beginning on October 1, Republicans continue to reject further federal funding for Planned Parenthood, a stalemate that could trigger another government shutdown to the detriment of financial markets. What do you think?


“It’s important to dig your heels in hard on policies that will never affect you.”

Lydia Huffman • Generalist

“Well, at least the issue is important enough for Congress to work seven out of the next 19 days to resolve.”

Damien Barnes • Systems Analyst

“It’s a good thing I’ve been stockpiling my birth control pills since the last government shutdown.”

Maya Ortiz • Umbrella Manufacturer