Poll: What's Your Lowdown on the government shutdown?
Have tantrums and ultimatums become a way of life in our nation's capitol?
The federal government’s shutdown -- or slimdown as some have begun calling it -- is now entering its third day. It's been slow in making much of an impact. Essential services -- like Medicaid and Social Security -- have been protected, at least thus far. But the real problems will make themselves manifest somewhere down the line.