Local Reaction to Goverment Shutdown


By Ellis Eskew

The clock is ticking as the potential government shutdown draws closer.
Central Alabama residents say they aren't happy about it.

"We're supposed to be the most powerful country in the world and to see us from the outside looking in seeing they can't come to a compromise and resolution...month after month, year after year, the same kicking the can down the road. It's ridiculous," said Michael Fowler.

People we talked to say they don't think anyone in the government is truly looking out for them.

"If they could rewrite the constitution and let them feel a little of what we're going through, then they wouldn't pull this stunt. The economy is already in bad shape and they are willing to add to it?" said Rosa Byrdsong.

While some are not happy, they also feel there is little they can do about it.

"I'm not pleased with it, but I think it's going to be inevitable in order to prevent Obamacare. However, I don't know that it will happen because I think Obamacare is more than likely going to go through," said Heather Covington.

Should the shutdown happen, political analyst Steve Flowers says the good news is the issues will be resolved quickly.

 "It usually doesn't last very long because it actually affects people throughout the country and a ripple effect and therefore House Democrats and House Republicans usually try to resolve the matter because they all get affected politically," said Flowers.


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