Your Views on the Government Shutdown [Poll]
The government shutdown marches into its second week as Republican members of congress refuse to vote on the country’s budget and refuse to raise the federal debt ceiling — unless the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is defunded or severely changed.
The healthcare law was passed by Congress and the Senate and in 2010 signed into law by the president. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality in 2012. Obamacare is the law and Lawyers.com explains it, debunking more of the myths.
Refusing to pass the federal government’s budget includes money the U.S. government owes to foreign countries. This would result in the U.S. defaulting on its loans for the first time in history. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a leading supporter of the shutdown told CNN that refusing to raise the debt ceiling to allow the U.S. to pay its debts is one of the best leverages to reign in the president. What do you think? Take our Lawyers.com poll below and see what other readers believe.