October 1, 2013
So the government is refusing to go to work. WHY?!?
Every year the government has to pass a budget by a certain deadline to continue existing
The deadline was last night at midnight
This year some Republicans in the House refused to pass a budget unless we get rid of or delay Obamacare
Obama and the Democrats say they won't be held hostage by Republicans trying to get what they want
Because everyone including Congress and the Supreme Court already upheld Obamacare
The Democrats are accusing the Republicans of acting like babies
So at midnight they still couldn't agree and let the government shut down
But why does this matter to me!?
This means you can't go to national parks, government employees won't get paid (not that we know any), and basically nothing else that's relevant to you unless you're in the military
The government will come back when they pass a budget
It might take a while (or not)
CNN has a funny countdown clock like it's New Years