That's it. When I was a young boy, me and my sisters had our asses beat when we couldn't agree on how to get along. I feel like going down to DC with a belt and beating some Congressional ass. They're going to act like little brats, I'm going to belt them like brats.
I live in Canada so my opinion on this matter is kinda mute but.
It seems to me that this scenario is like someone trying to sell a car that's worth 10k
Person 1 : I will sell you the car for 30k
Person 2: no way I'll give you 3k
Person 1: well it's your fault this sale is not happening that is unreasonably low
Person 2: it's your fault this sale is not happening that is unreasonably high
Both people : well instead of coming to a mutual agreement I'm just going to try to convince everyone it's the other guys fault and accept no responsibility for my self.
Third world kid is right to be skeptical. It didn't shut down on purpose. It's just that people couldn't agree on how to keep it going.
It's not "shutdown" in a third world sense.
It's not going to do anything else or extra until the budget passes, not that it has ceased to exist.
So any Depts whose budgets run out and have to be re authorized, will eventually have to stop functioning. I think this happens in Feb.