ALBANY, N.Y. --It's only the first day of the
government shutdown, and an overwhelming majority of Americans are sick
of the stalemate and demanding compromise – or major change.
The government shutdown is approaching its second day as hundreds of thousands of workers have been furloughed – and some services
And while some cuts have been made, members of Congress
continue to get their paycheck.
NEWS10 ABC took these concerns to elected officials.
Congressman Chris Gibson says he's asked for his pay to be
withheld and gave us a statement saying, "When the result is dysfunctional
government, Members in both parties do not deserve to receive their
While it was tough to find people who thought the gridlock
was acceptable, some think it might be the only option left to curb the
Congressman Paul Tonko says it's unacceptable to use a shutdown as a bargaining
"When you do something over and over again and
expect different results , that's the definition of insanity," he said.
Tonko says he hopes congress will consider what
he considers a legitimate agenda tomorrow – one that could end the
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