Government shutdown

The government is on the verge of shutting down for the first time in 17 years. The reason behind the shutdown is simple: Republicans are intent on delaying the implementation of ObamaScare for one year.

If the Republicans don’t get their way the midnight deadline for a budget agreement to keep the government running will pass.

The Senate and the House (which makes up Congress) are divided along party lines. Republicans control the House, and Democrats are the majority in the Senate.

Last week, the Senate killed language in the spending bill that would scrap funding for ObamaCare. The bill was sent back to the House to start over, but the House refuses to budge on the healthcare law.

Congress is at a stalemate. Even if the Senate voted to defund ObamaCare, the White House promised to veto the measure.

If Congress can’t reach a decision on the spending bill by midnight on October 1st, the government will effectively shut down.

But what does a gov’t shutdown mean for you?

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