If you did a science fair project as a kid, chances are it was something like a potato-powered clock, or a baking soda volcano. But a 14-year-old from Pittsburgh named Suvir Mirchandani might have actually done something useful.
Well, you know I don't keep my mouth shut, so I'm fixin' to climb up on a soap box. Okay, as you know, I am not an Obamunist, I am a God-fearing, gun-lovin' American that has heard enough of the BS. I hope that the Republicans (my party) stand fast and don't give an inch. Play the audio below to hear my thoughts on this government shutdown, and let me know what you think in the comments.
As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.
With Congress unable to agree on a budget or even a short-term emergency bill, it's increasingly likely that the federal government will suffer its first shutdown in 17 years. Leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate will trade proposals on Monday, but neither side is optimistic that they will reach an agreement.