There is no sign of consensus on avoiding a shutdown, according to USA Today.
Locals are sounding off on Patch from both sides of the issue — some praising Republicans for demanding delays on key Obamacare rules after unsuccessful attempts to eliminate the new healthcare law.
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"Well, if they are 'non-essential,' then shutting it down will make life easier for my kids in the long run," said Natassia of the federal employees who won't be going to work during a shutdown. "Considering funding those 'non-essentials' simply means adding to the national debt."“I've heard all the excuses in the world - blaming Republicans, calling it a Tea Party desire to have it defunded, and on and on and on," said Deborah. "Basically trying to deflect from the fact that the vast majority of THE AMERICAN PEOPLE don't wan't Obamacare.”
But others say Republicans are to blame and are calling for sanity in Congress. “Republicans are willing to shut down the government because they don’t like a law that was passed 4 years ago?" asked Issac. "It’s insane!”
“This whole thing is insane," said Debbie. "There are to many hard working underpaid people that are going to lose income because the Republicans want to yet again hold up things.”