The government shutdown on Oct.1 at 12:01 am. The dispute is with the two political parties. This, however is not the first time the government has shutdown, it also shutdown in 1995 and 1996. Stuff that is also involved is Obamacare, the dispute is over the same things that the dispute in 1995-96 were about, medicare, public health, education, and environment. I think that it was okay that the government shutdown, we'll be okay without it. I don't know how it went in 95-96 but I think we should just see how it goes, and continue on with our lives.