Well, it actually happened. Talk about American politics inaction.
With Congress failing to reach a compromise on the budget, the government is officially shutdown, with 800,000 Americans being sent home without getting paid.
Seen by many as an attempt by Republicans to hold the American economy hostage in order dismantle Obamacare, the government shutdown could cost the nation $1 billion a week.
What a sad day for democracy!
They actually did it. A group of Republicans in the House just forced a government shutdown over Obamacare instead of passing a real budget.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 1, 2013
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 1, 2013
Don't worry, Repubs who shut down govt will still get paid while social security & veteran support centers will be closed. #Whew!
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) September 30, 2013
Just landed in LA. And the #governmentshutdown …. Not a good look
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) October 1, 2013
Wonder if folks will still take the repubs serious… #governmentshutdown … Smh.
— Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) October 1, 2013
I hope everyone's 100% clear on the difference between a government shutdown and "The Purge"
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) October 1, 2013
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 1, 2013
Wow. It happened? #governmentshutdown
— JoJo (@JoJoistheway) October 1, 2013
Please Send cases of beer to DC to the House & the Senate. Lets loosen up the dudes who gave us this #governmentshutdown Drink up & fix it!
— Kate Flannery (@KateFlannery) October 1, 2013
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) October 1, 2013
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