Created: 10/16/2013 11:13 PM WHEC.com
The shutdown may be coming to an end, but the frustration of many Americans at what appears to be inability or unwillingness to compromise is not ending.
News10NBC has been talking with people throughout the shutdown. The budget battle has shaken people's faith in the government. Over the past sixteen days, it seems frustration and disenchantment with Washington has only grown.
Despite Wednesday night's passage, some people already feel the damage has already been done. People say the government should not have been shut down and they are holding both Democrats and Republicans responsible. People say this country's elected officials have the sole responsibility to run this country, but instead their actions may cause more harm to the economy and constituents.
People we spoke to say they don't understand why the shutdown happened. They feel nothing has been accomplished and it might be too late to undo some of the damage.
Andrew Melchionna, Rochester Resident says, "I think through history they have to some extent to be able to make it function and it's weird to see that they couldn't, so they had to shut it down."
Kim Mitchell, Rochester Resident says, "As far as representation, I think a lot of the things they're doing are divisive and it's putting us back. Sometimes out of chaos, out of darkness, there comes light. Out of chaos, comes peace and sometimes you have to air certain things out to get to the agenda."
Local residents say they won't forget this ordeal come November and they hope the rest of America expresses it's dissatisfaction at the ballot box.