From Founding Fathers to Newt Gingrich, many characters in history of US federal shutdowns

  • Article by: CONNIE CASS , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 29, 2013 - 2:45 PM

WASHINGTON — OK, gridlocked politicians we're used to. But why padlock the Statue of Liberty?

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wallyworldmnSep. 29, 13 3:08 PM

Forget about the dollar cost to the economy.

The biggest cost is the complete loss of faith in the ability of our politicians to set priorities, honor obligations or work for the benefit of the country. Governing by brinksmanship is nothing short of pathetic and everyone knows it.

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dogmanSep. 29, 13 4:16 PM

One party wants to pay the bills the government has piled up, the other wants to turn us into a deadbeat nation

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