Government Shut Down Round-Up, Part 2!

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One week later and the government is still shut down. Here is the latest update.

With hundreds of thousands of workers not being allowed to work, the government is quietly running, with unpaid interns!

This shutdown has been planned for months.

The debt ceiling is one of the main aspects of the shutdown. Here are 5 reasons to fear the debt ceiling.


Ashley Perez lives, writes, and causes trouble in Los Angeles. She has a strong affinity for tattoos, otters, cat mystery books, and actual cats, but has mixed feelings about pants. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She runs the literary site Arts Collide and does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide. More from this author →