and if one thinks given that its election year that congress would let the government shut down knowing the price they would pay by voters. one should know by now that some how even at the last minute congress will manage to compromise and keep the government going as they manage to do so this go around with the clock ticking till the goverment would shut down congress made a deal that included funding for zinka for the bill was held up by dems since it had no zinka funding and also did not include funding for flint to fix their water structure. but at the last minute zinka got part of the bill and the government is still going to be in business as once again which is part of the old dance of funding the government congress saves their butts and avoids shutting off the lights for now.