What is a Government Shutdown 2011?

What is this thing everyone is talking about a Government Shutdown in 2011?
I'm very ignorant when it comes to politics so I don't understand what a government shutdown is.
If the USA were to have a government shutdown, what would happen to us?
I just heard in CNN that some people won't get paid in 2011 and they will lose their jobs, is that true?

asked by Meredith in Law & Ethics | 1585 views | 04-07-2011 at 05:13 AM

A Government Shutdown takes place when the Congress and the President disagree over the new budget.

Naturally all of America will suffer if we go through a Government Shutdown, but it appears both sides would rather see the state crash into rocks than try to reach an agreement.
Many of the bureaucrats will have to stay home and the office buildings will basically close.
Both parties are trying to come up with a budget deal. If a deal isn't made by Friday, the government will start to shut down.

answered by Political Man | 04-07-2011 at 05:14 AM

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