I think the ACA would harm our country more than the government being shut down for a few days. I'd like to know where that provision went that the Republicans had put in place in case of a shutdown that guaranteed the military would still get paid! My son is one that lives from payday to payday, has a wife, 3 kids and house payments. He's leaving for Afghanistan very soon for 6 months, leaving his wife to take care of everything at home. It pissed me right off when I heard Obama say in his speech that our military will still be doing their jobs, but without pay. Why??? I guess Obama thinks they're "non-essential".