Title: What is a Government Shutdown?
Specific Purpose: To Inform the Audience on what a Government Shutdown means. Thesis Statement: Are you confused about the government shut down? This evening I would like to discuss why the government shut down this past Tuesday. What causes a shutdown? How many government workers and which jobs have been furloughed, how is Obamacare tied to the spending bill, and how will this affect us. Introduction:
Attention Getter: With the government shutting down after Congress failed to resolve a budget feud, more than 800,000 federal employees were sent home without pay until further notice. It has been over 17 years since the U.S last confronted a governmental shutdown. This evening I would like to inform you about what shutting the government down means, what caused this specific shutdown, and how Obamacare is related to the shutdown?