The US federal government’s shut down is dominating the headlines and the social media is abuzz with the reactions of celebrities and the common man to the situation. The deadlock was reached after Congress failed to pass a budget for the Obamacare healthcare program.
They actually did it. A group of Republicans in the House just forced a government shutdown over Obamacare instead of passing a real budget.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 1, 2013
The shutdown will leave some essential government functions, including national security and public safety, intact; however, Although it remains unclear how long the situation will persist or how it will affect the country as a whole. As usual, everyone has has a say.
To learn what the shut down means read: The Government Shutdown: 5 Questions Answered
How a government shutdown could affect you: pic.twitter.com/1DqtKJI8U5— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 1, 2013
This is what happens when you end Breaking Bad. #governmentshutdown— Curt Mega (@curtmega) October 1, 2013
Obamacare begins tomorrow, and you know what that means! Wait, actually, no, you probably don't know what that means.— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) October 1, 2013
Ctrl+Alt+Govt— Aaron Edwards (@aaronmedwards) October 1, 2013
HAS ANYONE JUST TRIED TURNING THE GOVERNMENT OFF THEN BACK ON AGAIN?— christophr (@christophr) October 1, 2013
Instead of trying to figure out what the issues are behind the government shutdown I should come up with some funny comment. - Social Media— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) October 1, 2013
Maybe the #governmentshutdown will cause a few more Americans to remember that the government is not the country. It's just the government.— Bill Hobbs (@billhobbs) October 1, 2013
WIth Government shutdown the NSA agents are still observing us, only for free. So that makes them just perverts.— Imran Garda (@ImranGarda) October 1, 2013
QUICK: someone find Anne Hathaway and tell her she's a Princess so she can step into power #GovernmentShutdown— Undeniably Gay Guy (@undeniablygay) October 1, 2013
Uh oh... Government shutdown. Get ready for The Purge.— Kris Sanchez (@KrisSanchez) October 1, 2013
Dear Zoo Animals, now is your chance! Flee, you fools, flee! To freedom! Freedom! #governmentshutdown— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) October 1, 2013
Nine months from now there are going to be so many #governmentshutdown babies.— Alison Leiby (@AlisonLeiby) October 1, 2013
Instead of the National Anthem, tomorrow's baseball games will start with the singing of Blurred Lines. #governmentshutdown— Grumpy Cat (@ItsTheGrumpyCat) October 1, 2013
Everybody knows this #governmentshutdown thing is just a Jimmy Kimmel prank, right?— Rory Albanese (@RoryAlbanese) October 1, 2013
At midnight, I'm going to start hunting endangered animals. With hand grenades. In Yellowstone National Park. #governmentshutdown— JRehling (@JRehling) October 1, 2013
If the shutdown persists; it will force public workers to go on unpaid leave as the government would be unable to fund their employment. National parks and most federal offices will be closed as well.
The shutdown will continue until Congress resolves its differences, which could last days or even weeks.
So while the battle of the wills is fought, here’s hoping the innocent do not end up paying for the war of the mighty.