Party brinksmanship in Congress has led to the government nearly shutting down on multiple occasions this year. Are you worried about a federal shutdown in 2012?


“I’m very worried about a government shutdown. Then again, I’m also worried about the rise of Sharia law in Pensacola, FL, so you should take my fears with a grain of salt.”

Lindsay Everett • Systems Analyst

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"No, of course not, assuming our Democratic colleagues have the sense to come to the bargaining table in good faith this time."

John Boehner • U.S. Representative

"No, of course not, assuming our Republican colleagues have the sense to come to the bargaining table in good faith this time."

Harry Reid • U.S. Senator