At 12:01 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, the federal government shut down for the first time in 17 years. The government shutdown will shutter all services deemed “non-essential,” as the Democratic-led Senate and the GOP-controlled House of Representatives face off over the federal budget, particularly funding for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
As the government shutdown set in, many took to Twitter to voice their frustrations. Below is a sampling of some celebrity Twitter reactions to the 2013 government shutdown.
Obamacare begins tomorrow, and you know what that means! Wait, actually, no, you probably don't know what that means.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) October 1, 2013
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Places that work awesome without government: Somalia.
â€” RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) October 1, 2013
No one looks more surprised about this government shutdown than Nancy Pelosi's face.
â€” Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) October 1, 2013
Now that the government is shut down, what time do you guys want to go loot Costco?
â€” Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) October 1, 2013
Anyone know how long the government will be doing this Time Warner Cable impression?
â€” Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) October 1, 2013
i leave the country for a couple weeks and all hell breaks loose. I'm coming back Saturday, America. I hope there's air traffic control.
â€” John Legend (@johnlegend) October 1, 2013
Hey guys - I'm about to shut the government down on the west coast so if you need anything, ask MexiCanada
â€” Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 1, 2013
â€” Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 1, 2013
â€” Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 1, 2013
So our s**tbag government shut down, & over 1,000,000 people are going to be asked to work without pay. Aliens, please land now #FreakParty
â€” Joe Rogan (@joerogan) October 1, 2013
Don't think of it as a government shutdown. Think of it as a Newsroom finale.
â€” Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) October 1, 2013
Just landed in LA. And the #governmentshutdown .... Not a good look
â€” Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) October 1, 2013
I hope everyone's 100% clear on the difference between a government shutdown and "The Purge"
â€” B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) October 1, 2013
â€” Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 1, 2013
Things must be getting bad. Two presidents were taken down today from Mt. Rushmore.
— Albert Brooks (@AlbertBrooks) October 1, 2013