Well, not for another week at least. Much tension has been created by the inability of politicians to decide on how the U.S. budget will be determined; people were worried they were gonna lose their jobs and who knows what else. In reality, a government shutdown isn't a big deal for most people, but for many of those with jobs in important public sector services such as caring for national parks, having a paycheck delayed even for a few days can make every day life extremely frustrating. Not being able to pay the mortgage, buy groceries or pay other bills would be devastating, but fortunately an extenstion was placed on the issue and hopefully a resolution will be found soon. Most people weren't even sure what exactly a "government shutdown" meant and it was definitely blown out of proportion by the media, I'm here to tell you not to worry because the government has your best interest at heart and you shouldn't worry :)
Just kidding, don't trust anyone... no seriously, don't!