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Americans blast Congress for partial shutdown, no signs of easing

By WKTV News

WASHINGTON (AP) - The budget battle shows no signs of easing, with lawmakers from both parties suggesting that the partial government shutdown could last for weeks.

The shutdown was sparked by a fight over Republican efforts to kill or delay the new health care law, by inserting the measure in an emergency spending bill.

Now Republicans are proposing bills to keep open small slices of government, but Democrats are rejecting the idea.

Meantime Americans frustrated over the partial government shutdown are taking to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to show their disgust with Congress.

Some people are calling Congress "immature," ''stupid" and "idiots" who need to "grow up."

But some folks are cheering on the Republican leadership's unwavering stance against President Barack Obama's health care plan.

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