What do you think of the government shut down?
Nelson Samuels, 58, Victoria, Disabled
"Both sides need to step forward because there is still a lot that needs to be resolved; getting the budget straight is one of them."
Emily Long, 53, Victoria, Registered nurse
"It's ridiculous. Shutting down national monuments is not the answer. They need to end it and find a different solution - Impeaching (President) Obama would get rid of one big problem.
Phillip Bailey, 45, Victoria, Unemployed
"It's nonsense. Come election time I'm voting against any currently holding office because they refuse to work together."
Larry Herron, 34, Victoria, Truck driver
"They need to end it for the best interests of people. It seems like (government) can't get along and do their jobs."
Myra Green, 31 , Victoria, Nail technician
"They should have nipped this in the bud when it first started. It's effecting the way I will vote in the future all the way down to local representatives because right now, I feel they need to communicate a little better because the government shutdown is not just about them. It's affecting so many people."
Denise Afflerbach, 58, Victoria, Registered nurse
"It's sad that those who are representing us can't come to common ground. It all boils down to the fact that they haven't balanced the budget and there has to be a stopping point. At some point we have to reach a goal and if there is no money, stop spending and start cutting."
Jacob Figueroa, 16, Victoria, Student - home school
"Ridiculous. Childish. Self centered. This whole thing started because one group of people didn't get their way."