Wow! Such excitement! I've never seen a bunch of people so jubilant for a government shutdown that they supposedly don't actually want and apparently believe will have no real effects. Woohoo!
As the clock ticks toward a government shutdown, tea party activists are turning up the heat. Hundreds of conservative activists rallied near the steps of the Capitol chanting, "Shut it down."
"It's time for taxpayers to take back the government. And let's shut it down for a few days. It's not going to come to a catastrophic end," said David Williams with the Taxpayer Protection Alliance. Indiana Republican Congressman Mike Pence was right there with them…
Activist John Oltsevig was dressed as a Revolutionary War patriot and waving a sign that read, "Shut 'Er Down." But he told CNN the sign was only symbolic. "I don't want the government to shut down. I'm making a point," Oltsevig said.
And that point is: I like yelling things.
Tags: House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Protesters, Tea Party