Well, Speaker Boehner and House Republicans did it. Today is day one of the Republican Government Shutdown.
While House Republican leader Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) went on FOX News this morning to cheer the GOP shutdown – polls show the American people feel differently:
American voters oppose 72 – 22 percent Congress shutting down the federal government to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
As the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent points out in the Quinnipiac Poll:
55 percent of Americans blame the gridlock in Washington on Congressional Republicans determined to block any of the President’s initiatives – including 51 percent of independents and 63 percent of moderates.
68 percent of Americans say shutting down the federal government even for a few days is a bad thing for the country.
The American people understand. Why don’t House Republicans listen?