Do Government Shutdowns Work?

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President Obama’s latest attempts to reform immigration policy have Republicans in Congress threatening another government shutdown. What exactly is a government shutdown and why do politicians use it as a political weapon?

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Government Shutdown: Get Up to Speed in 20 Questions
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/politics/government-shutdown-up-to-speed/

Here is Every Previous Government Shutdown, Why They Happened and How They Ended
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/25/here-is-every-previous-government-shutdown-why-they-happened-and-how-they-ended/

Obama Would Veto House GOP Budget Bill
http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/09/19/obama-boehner-house-budget-health-care/2836929/

National Priorities Project: Fighting For A U.S. Federal Budget That Works For All Americans
https://www.nationalpriorities.org/budget-basics/federal-budget-101/federal-budget-process/
“The vision of democracy is that the federal budget – and all activities of the federal government – reflects the values of a majority of Americans. Yet most people feel that the federal budget does not reflect their values and that the budgeting process is too difficult to understand.”

Text of the Pay Our Military Act
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3210/text
“Making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown.”

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