Guys my dad is 58 and this has happened over 20 times in the last 20 years. For gods sake it happened a couple years ago! They will compromise in about a week and then it’ll all be fine. Calm down
The last time this happened was in 1995-6…? (Here’s some info about the last one). They’ve been threatening it annually for the last few years, but it… hasn’t actually happened…
Wikipedia is not a valid source
Actually, since Wikipedia has a long list of sources and is peer-edited and reviewed, it’s widely considered one of the best research tools.
But if you’re simply looking for a reason to disregard facts, here’s an article from the New York Daily News, who calls the shutdown the first one in 17 years.
Your dad is not a valid source.
So just to clarify, the Affordable Care Act
- Passed both the House and the Senate
- Was signed into law by Obama in 2010
- Was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court in 2012
And yet now it’s 2013 and the GOP in the House has voted 40 times to repeal it and is now going to shut down the fucking government because they can’t handle the democratic process.