In the below Wall Street Journal article is an admission by US Treasury Secretary Lewes that Obama and Lewes are breaking the law. Look up the Anti-Deficiency Act here http://www.gao.gov/legal/lawresources/antideficiencybackground.html .
Obama is spending more than revenue which means he is spending without appropriations approval. This is, if the Senate weren't controlled by Progressives, an impeachable offense and it shows how really out of control this administration is and the Congress that are enabling it by increasing the debt ceiling. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303382004579127082748...
Call your Representative and Senator and tell them to stop enabling big government. A shut down means not spending more than the Tax (revenue) they take in...what we all used to call a balanced budget.