A lot of the people they are fucking with are their own kind (republicans and tea partiers) ... so I am indifferent about the shut down. They're all on an unpaid vacation and those that are continuing to work will eventually get paid. I doubt if any of the people that were furloughed are broke, and if they are stupid enough to spend all their money every paycheck without squirreling something away for a rainy day, well then I guess it is about time they learned their lesson. Like I said before, it is all smoke and mirrors that all of congress is using so that they cut spending in a sort of underhanded way. They will save about a billion a week, enough I'm sure to keep their paychecks and freebies flowing.