The closure of the government on October 1, 2013, has many Americans wondering the specific duties of their elected officials in the House of Representatives. Republicans have decided that a clean budget deal without extra Tea Party benefits is worth the current government shut down. Check out the various functions of the government and issues in our political climate.
1. The House of Representatives is one piece of the United States Congress responsible for balancing the budget. The Republicans in the House of Representatives are currently waging an ideological war with the American people who are in need of the Affordable Health Care.
2. The process of balancing the budget begins with the House of Representatives, and if a bill is approved it transfers to the Senate. In our current political climate, the House of Representatives is dominated by Tea Party Republicans who are adamant in their quest to repeal or delay Obamacare.
3. The Senate serves as a checks and balancing system. In our current system, the Senate is dominated by Democrats who have declared their intention of rejecting any bill with stipulations concerning Obamacare. Obama has also stated that he is in no way approving a bill to derail his signature achievement.
No one knows exactly when the shutdown will be lifted, but there is a question mark as to how the GOP will appear to Americans across the country once the shutdown is over.