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No Resolution in Sight on Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, DC -- Republicans in the House and Ddemocrats in the Senate appear to be settling in for a long fight over a funding bill to keep the federal government running.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Republicans in the House and Ddemocrats in the Senate appear to be settling in for a long fight over whether a funding bill to keep the federal government running should include provisions to weaken the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare.

But while Congress debates, the impact of the shutdown is starting to ripple across the country.  And national parks from the Statue of Liberty to Alcatraz are closed to tourists as the government furloughed all non-essential workers. 


Day 2 of the first govt shutdown in 17 years begins...and there's no resolution in sight.
One leading Rrepublican says the shutdown alone may not bring Democrats and Republicans together.


"Most agreements in the past have always involved debt limit increases," notes Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).  "That's what we think will be the forcing mechanism that will bring the two parties together."

But, a group of moderate Republicans said it's time to pass a funding bill even if it is without proposals from more conservative members of the party to weaken the Affordable Care Act.


"It's not clear yet which of these two factions is going to win out," says David Mark, editor-in-chief of Politix.

Last night, the House tried proposing three bills to fund parts of the government... Democrats stood firm saying it's all or nothing.


"Now they are focusing on trying to cherry pick some of the few parts of government that they like," accuses Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Majority Leader.


While lawmakers debate americans across the country are feeling the impact of the shutdown - from closed  parks and museums to federal workers forced off the job.

"This is not how you run a country. If that's what they're in there for, then they need to be removed themselves and then they'll understand how it is go without money and a paycheck," believes Gwen Miller, a furloughed federal worker.

Joe McGraine brought his family to the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.  The plane he flew during World War II is displayed inside...behind the locked gate.

"That was very very important. To see where he sat and what he did. I'm sorry. I simply can't say anymore," says McGraine's wife, Toni.

Economists  estimate the U.S. economy is losing $300-million each day the government remains closed.

Despite the loss of revenue, the markets don't seem to be reacting negatively to the shutdown.  The Dow gained 62 points Tuesday.


(Susan McGinnis, CBS News)

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