They government shutdown will end tonight, we will not default. In the end was the shutdown a bad thing? (other then the armed guards placed at the National Mall)
Yes, but it backfired, quiters.
It was a wake up call to show how petty and vindictive obama really is.
It should still be going...
We would not have defaulted in any case. Unless Obummer defaulted purposefully.
Yes, all harm no gain.
It exposed just how unnecessary most government programs and workers truly are.
It absolutely did not!! Some programs - like FEMA and food inspectors actually had to be called back due to emergencies. Other programs closed and effected people greatly. Where I live it is wood cutting season but the forest service was not open
To sell wood permits so no one could cut wood for heat this winter - not good.
And that is just one of many examples
It was a pure political move by the administration.
Plenty of bullshit jobs that should remain eliminated.
Actually default was never possible.
Yes. The do-nothing House, which has been getting paid to do nothing while complaining about govt spending, forced the govt to do nothing for two weeks to make the point, then voted to give govt workers back pay for that period that they didn't work.
Now, I'm of the opinion that they shouldn't have shut it down in the first place, but that just undermines the whole principle, giving the lie to the Repubs' claim that it was about principle. It was about politics, and the back pay was an attempt at
...getting political cover. Both asinine and rude.
We never would have defaulted on our debt. It was all a ruse.
Of course, since it all was posturing and had nothing to do with getting the deficit under control..
Yes. Your question is easily answered with a google search.
Maybe, I just want to know people's opinions
There were guards there in 1995 if I have heard correctly.
Maybe, idk, I just don't want the "Obama tried to make it worse because...." Argument