The two sides bickered and blamed each other for more than a week over Obamacare, the president's signature health care law. House Republicans insisted the spending bill include anti-Obamacare amendments. Senate Democrats were just as insistent that it didn't.
U.S. government shuts down as Congress can't agree on spending bill - CNN.com
800,000 workers will be furloughed without pay, 2.6 million will work without pay but the Congressmen & Senators will still be paid....Go figure!
Over the last week or so FEMA has mobilized huge amounts of resources to region 3. At the same time Homeland Security and the armed forces have also moved a large amount of personnel and equipment to the area. Obviously they are prepping for the mass riots that are about to hit their doorstep as tens of millions of people that rely on federal govt programs like veterans benefits and social security will be left without support.
Baton down the hatches people and make sure you are ready. This could get violent in a hurry.