The Government Shutdown is Over, What's Next?

After Congress reached a budget deal and democrats and republicans came to an agreement that ended the 16 day long government shutdown, President Obama confirmed in a short speech yesterday morning what we all sort of knew: the shut down was absolutely pointless.

 

 

 

"Now, there's been a lot of discussion lately of the politics of this shutdown. But let's be clear. There are no winners here," Obama said at the White House.

 

For more than two weeks there have been funny listicles about the government shut down and even memes about congress being "babies."

 

But those expressions of frustration were totally warranted because what was the point? President Obama mentioned no names in his speech, but he took a few digs at conservatives who vehemently disapproved of the Affordable Care Act when he said: “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president, then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don’t break it,” he said.

 

It’s clear that there aren’t any winners, but the economy surely lost. We don't know the full extent of the damage the government shut down has inflicted, but President Obama outlined 3 ways we can more forward from here.

 

  1. Outlining a budget that will grow our economy.
  2. Work on immigration reform.
  3. Pass a farm bill

 

How has the government shutdown affected you personally? Do you agree with President Obama’s ideas for progress?

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