After President Obama announced a possible Federal Government Shutdown earlier today, a lot of people have been in a panic because it sounds terrifying. Well, we’re here to give you a little insight into what a “Government Shutdown” really means. Click below to find out.


To break down the current “Government Shutdown” situation in the most simple way possible, basically President Obama has been fighting tooth and nail to get Senate to pass the bill to properly fund the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.” However due to conflicting beliefs from the Republicans, it has been very difficult for President Obama to get the bill, which provides universal healthcare for all, passed by Senate. He is now threatening the Republicans that if they still refuse to vote in favor of funding the Affordable Care Act, the President will shut down the government.

Basically, if the government really does get shut down, federal offices and parks would be shut down temporarily, various services for Veterans and senior citizens would be put on hold, and loan programs would suffer. However on the bright side, Medicare, Social Security and post offices would still remain open, regardless if the government goes through with the shutdown.

President Obama is pretty much using this as a tool to scare the Republicans to finally cave in and vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act. The last time the Senate voted on passing the act, the Republicans won 54-46. Mr. President said earlier during a White House briefing in regards to the shutdown, “You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job, for doing what you’re supposed to be doing anyway … just because there’s a law there that you don’t like.”

If the shutdown goes into play, this would be the first Government Shutdown in 17 years. Obama added, “The Affordable Care Act is moving forward. That funding is already in place. You can’t shut it down. There are millions of Americans right now who do not have health insurance. And they are finally, after decades, going to be in a position where they can get affordable health care, just like everybody else.”

Looks like Mr. President is playing NO games with this one.