Is Mr. Sandman non-essential? Its 3am and I'm wide awake...just figured he's on furlough... #shutdown
by Ben Brumfield10/2/2013 9:01:44 AM
Want to know what parts of the government are open and which are closed during the shutdown? 1,400,000 soldiers are still on active duty, but veterans can't visit battle memorial sites -- they're closed. www.cnn.com
Ok, so what do we know about this shutdown so far and what don't we know? Ed Payne tells us. www.cnn.com
by Ben Brumfield10/2/2013 9:20:01 AM
What we know: The president, members of Congress, their staffs and the military get paid. Non-essential government employees don't.
What we don't know: How long government workers will have to wait until they see another paycheck.
by Ben Brumfield10/2/2013 9:21:04 AM
What we know: The American public is not amused.
What we don't know: Will this high-stakes game of political chicken hurt the approval ratings of individual members? You know the old expression: The people hate Congress, but love their congressman or woman.