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What are your thoughts on the government shutdown?

lt larissaI think it's a really immature move to try and get attention and create policy change that’s not even possible. I think it’s a last-ditch effort to get attention, mostly, and it's not going to provide any results for the GOP, even though it's causing many people to suffer.

Larissa Addison
Santa Cruz | Nanny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt shannonI think it’s childish. If you want to divide it into Democrats versus Republicans I think the Republicans are throwing a temper tantrum, and no one’s going to do anything about it, which sucks and everybody else suffers. But we kind of already know that.

Shannon Holdeman
Santa Cruz | External Relations Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt craigI think we’re being held hostage by reactionary forces. The Tea Party, or whatever they are.

Craig Cheatham
Santa Cruz | Photographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt sharronIt’s a shame that we have to be under control of stupid people. It’s all a ploy for having power when they were in the minority, and that’s not okay.

Sharron McGraham
Santa Cruz | Various Occupations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lt joeAll of us are affected by the federal government, and while some functions of it are shut down we may experience it personally. The longer it's shut down the more we will come to realize the impact it has upon us and the people we love. I would like a greater awareness about how the government functions support or deter from our lives, and therefore I'm supportive of the shutdown.

Joe Rubin
Santa Cruz | Cook

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