U.S. Government Partially Shuts Down

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Updated: 10/01/2013 12:19 am

Congress has missed the deadline for averting the first partial government shutdown in 17 years.

As the clock struck midnight Monday, House Republicans were demanding that the Senate negotiate their demand for a one-year delay in making millions of people buy health insurance under President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law. Minutes before midnight, the White House ordered a shutdown.

The Democratic Senate on Monday twice rejected GOP demands to delay key portions of what has become to known as Obamacare as a condition for keeping the government open.

An estimated 800,000 federal workers faced furloughs though many were told work a half day Tuesday. Critical functions like air traffic control and military operations will continue. Social Security benefits will be paid. National parks and most federal offices will close.

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Average gal - 10/1/2013 4:43 PM
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I wonder what our founding fathers would think if they could see what is going on. Congress and the senate are acting like a bunch of spoiled children. If they do not get their way they refuse to pass a budget. And why should they care? They get paid no matter how bad a job they do, it is the rest of us who pay for their irresponsible behavior. They should be ashamed of themselves. And I hope that the voting public will vote them all out of office as soon as they can. We deserve better.

retired USA - 10/1/2013 2:20 PM
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I really think next election we'll have a new bunch of lawmakers in Congress.....they/we need to get rid of the whole bunch and start over........first is to repleal the 27th amendment, i thing that's it, that no congressman/senator be paid until the budget is approved. Have them also get their own medical, paying like everyone else, pay into their own retirement etc, etc, etc...we just might get some things done.

roseanya - 10/1/2013 8:52 AM
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RECALL Reid. The impeach Obama petitioners should carry another recall petition.

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