Many people don't know how a government shutdown will affect them, if at all. Here are 10 ways a government shut-down may affect your life.
Some people in the Republican party think shutting down the government may cost the Republicans the House next year. I don't think most people pay that close attention. What do you think?
The buying opportunity I laid out on September 18 is still in play, but it shouldn't be for a few days yet -- the real crisis comes after the deadline, and then there are usually a couple days of shouting and handwringing until a solution is worked out. Or maybe Boehner can punt this into next week or next month; there is a lot that is hard to predict here.