Shutdown frustration burning up social media, #DearCongress top trend on Twitter

#Obamacare, #Shutdown also trending

TAMPA - "I think it's a show, basically, a political show," said Henry Johnson of Tampa.

Everyone has an opinion about the government shutdown.

"I think most of the American people are frustrated because it's more gridlock in D.C," said Christina Leighton of Tampa.

"They should be able to compromise and come to an agreement of what's best for the people," said Scott Wallace of Tampa.

The tirades about furloughs and political gridlock are burning-up Twitter.

"We're talking tens of thousands of instances just since this morning," said owner Tribe Digital Mitch Neff.

Rants with hashtags like #shutdown,  #obamacare and #dear congress are trending high which means tweeps are tweeting their frustration.

"There's a lot more vitriol, a lot more, it just seems like raw emotion, anger behind a lot of the tweets that I've been seeing," said Neff.

Washington is getting blasted on social media for getting their paychecks even though it's in the U.S. constitution.

Here's a look some of the tweets:

"#DEARCONGRESS I'M EMBARASSED TO BE AN AMERICAN TODAY. PUTTING PEOPLE'S LIVELIHOODS AHEAD OF YOUR EGOS IS DISGUSTING. DON'T YOU GET IT YET?"

"#DEAR CONGRESS MY 6 YR OLD ASKED ME ABOUT THE SHUTDOWN. I SAID POLITICIANS DON'T COLLABORATE.L SHE SAID, "BUT YOU LEARN THAT IN PRESCHOOL!"

"#DEAR CONGRESS YOU GUYS ARE A BUNCH OF STUPID HEADS."

Some U.S. Representatives and Senators are responding publicly to the criticism.

"I am urging my fellow members of Congress to donate their pay to charitable causes," said Rep. Pete Gallego, (D) Texas.

"I'm going to be writing a check back to the U.S. Treasury and giving my pay back and standing in solidarity with everyone else," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, (D) Hawaii.

The Vice President and President will get paychecks too even as Capitol Hill comes to a halt.

But social media is still churning with Americans who are sick and tired of no compromises.

"We'll probably see this end up being one of the largest, one of the largest trending hashtags of the year," said Neff.

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