The Government shutdown has generated a lot of response on social media. Scrolling through your news feed or Twitter feed you’re sure to see plenty of posts, gifs’ photos, etc. commenting on the recent shut down. The government is being met with mostly bad media about the recent event. During this time over 800,000 government employees will sit at home without work.
Most basic functions of the government that would affect the public will continue to operate. For example the mail and military will still be active. However, state parks are closed, federal loans are on hold, and it will be difficult to obtain passports and other permits.
If you are looking for an easy guide to explain why the government is shut down, check out this CNN article that breaks it down for you: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/politics/government-shutdown-up-to-speed/index.html
So what are social media users saying about this? Mostly bad things. Republicans and Democrats alike seem to be disappointed that Congress could not work this out before a shut down. If you are interested in some of the more creative posts criticizing the government – check out this BuzzFeed article: http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinchack/the-best-of-the-internets-response-to-the-2013-government-sh
But in all seriousness, the government shutdown will have a greater impact on our country the longer it lasts. How do you feel about it, feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts below.