The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Local Education

October 15, 2013

Shutdown continues, affects more people

(Continued)

ANDERSON, Ind. —

"Most of us will feel some sort of inconvenience from this shutdown," Frank said. "Some of us will have our lives changed, it just depends."

Regardless of where people fall, Frank said the impact will lead to a major mistrust in the federal government and its authority from all citizens. It could lead to sweeping changes in the elections next year.

Frank said there are some studies that said all the seats the GOP won in the U.S. House back in 2012 could go back to Democratic control. While he said that was unlikely, he did say there would be some sort of ramifications from both parties.

Meadows said he blames the Republicans for the shutdown because of their unwillingness to fund Obamacare. Frank said he doesn't think one party is more responsible than the other but does think voters will show their disapproval in future elections.

"Perception is reality," Frank said. "People are going to make their decision and act accordingly."

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Longest government shutdowns in U.S history Dec. 1995 - Jan. 1996 (21 days) Oct. 1978 (17 days) Oct. 2013 (15 days) *active Oct. 1977 (12 days) Source: Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University

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