The United States Government is within 6 days of being shutdown by the extremist, Tea Party faction of the Republican controlled House of Representatives. Please visit my politics blog if you are interested in following this story. You will find a link to my countdown timer itself so you can watch it countdown in realtime.
So here’s the deal….the Tea Party is trying to hold the entire country hostage by refusing to pass a budget unless the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) is totally defunded. Obamacare is one of President Obama’s major achievement providing affordable access to health care for most Americans. I think this cartoon tells the story better than I ever could. (For those of you not from the US you probably need to know that the Elephant represents the Republican party.)