Responsible for the government shutdown is a dysfunctional Congress, who many argue is bickering like children while American citizens are forced to face the consequences.
But when CNN’s Chris Cuomo asks some children at Immaculate Conception Elementary School in Queens, New York, how they perceive the situation, it turns out they have a good dose of common sense and some advice Congress might want to consider.
Jocelyn Harris says it simply. “You're supposed to share the things that you do, and you're supposed to agree, and compromise when you have different agreements.”
She also doesn’t think it’s fair that members of Congress continue to get paid during a shutdown while federal employees are furloughed.
“No, because if one person gets paid and the other person doesn't, that's not fair to the people that don't get paid!”
If Karl Hodge were President in this situation, he says he would encourage Congress to work together.
“I'll tell them, I'll tell them, just get along because people are going to be losing their jobs.”
SEE EXTENDED CONTENT AS KARL TALKS ABOUT WHAT HE WOULD DO IF HE WAS IN OFFICE: