Americans are losing patience with Congress as neither Republicans nor Democrats will blink over the budget standoff.
In Washington, the budget standoff continues between Republicans and Democrats, leaving no end in sight for the government shutdown which began on October 1.
U.S. President Barack Obama laid the blame squarely at the feet of Republicans, saying their obsession with destroying the Affordable Healthcare Act, otherwise known as Obamacare had paralysed them.
Parks and monuments remain closed, the visible reminder of the stalemate which has led to anger across America with 9 out of 10 citizens unhappy with Congress, according to a recent poll.
“Just sounds like a bunch of kids arguing about whose toy it is, whose toy is whose,” said a construction worker.
“I feel that Congress cannot make a decision. The parties can’t come together. That’s nothing new. And everyone is feeling the pain of this,” said a local worker.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned of further troubles ahead not just for the US but the entire global economy, unless the debt ceiling was raised.
Panic was clear on Wall Street as US stocks dipped over fears of a prolonged shutdown.