On the first day of October we’re usually awoken with the excitement of Halloween month, apple picking season and sweater weather. Yet this year’s October 1st morning, we woke up with a strange feeling that something was off. As we skeptically exited our dorms/apartments, life went on as usual. In fact it was a beautiful, sunny day. Yet the entire country was plagued with a certain uneasiness. That strange sensation was because this October 1st became the first government shutdown since 1995.
Clearly news of the Government Shutdown has been everywhere. However, if you’re still a little confused, don’t worry - it’s normal not to understand why a small faction of the government would sacrifice the well-being of its citizens to make a stance. However, if you are still confused, social media has been quick to help out! In the midst of this national crisis, we can find humor and clarity. Here are the top 6 best pop culture analogies to the government shutdown.
Highlight-“He [Ted Cruz] decided that the defunding of Obamacare should be linked to the passage of this typically nonpartisan funding bill.”
Highlight- “The government will come back when they pass a budget”
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Highlight- Both the democrats want Obamacare, the republicans don’t:
Highlight- “LESS THAN 24 HOURS. Cue panic.”
Highlight- “It started out as a highly sympathetic character in the 1770s, but in just 237 seasons it has transformed into an egotistical, self-destructive maniac”