Shutdown and Default
I was not affected by the MN shutdown. I'm afraid that people will carry on as normal and just keeping voting as they have in the past. I don't think the average person will see why government is important.
In the national level debt ceiling debate, what everybody is missing is that the Fed creates money out of thin air, and so can the treasury. To prevent inflation, we just need to put people to work on things that are sustainable.
...and if Ed Schultz is going to complain about Obama, he should talk seriously about a primary challenger, if not a third party challenger. Otherwise, Big Eddie is just another tool for the corporations.