- President Obama
The government has been "shutdown" for a little over two weeks now. The trouble in Washington has led to furloughs of over 350,000 federal workers.
Experts say the government shutdown has caused many countries to not take America seriously. It's also being blamed for the slowing of economic growth in America.
According to reports, the shutdown may go on a little while. Just today, the White House rejected a plan that was offered by House Republicans. The proposal would have ended the shutdown, but it also included instructions regarding the Affordable Care Act.
Republicans and Democrats just can't seem to work this one out, and it's causing a lot of frustration for many Americans.
And many Americans are starting to look for someone to blame. Is it the Democrats? Is it the Republicans? Or is it just Obama's fault?
Who is to blame for this massive failure in Washington?