Yes, in my opinion, the right-wingers in the U.S. Congress are terrorizing the citizens of the United States.
An extreme statement? Not at all. To shut down the Government [yours and mine] on a very narrow issue that the right-wingers are being heavily subsidized to do, is an act of terrorism. It is beyond selfishness to do something solely to hold onto one's office and receive greedy corporate support in the process; it is terrorism.. Think of the zealous Islamic terrorists, they represent a movement of a promise in order to kill or terrorize "non-believers." How are they different than the zealots in the U.S. Congress? Yes, because they want to shut down the government, they put lives in jeopardy, halt research, close national parks, scare the heck out of innocent Americans, etc., their puppet support of the right-wing money can classify them as terrorists.
It is interesting to note that the last time the federal government was shut down because of a no-nothing Congress was back in the mid-1990s when Newt Gingrich led the action. You remember Newt, don't you? He was the chest-pounding "Christian" who pretended to lead a holy life while cheating on his wives. And moved to impeach Clinton for fooling around with a staffer when Newt himself was doing it also. You remember those right-wingers don't you? Their Republican- forced stalemate got Clinton re-elected. Nobody today sees that shurtdown as anything but a mistake [even staffers for the Republicans who did it].
This political attempt to shut down the federal government is led by the Koch Brothers, Big Pharma, private healthcare corporations, etc. They don't care if they force the U.S. into another Recession by shutting down the government. They are good at this. They manipulated George W. Bush into actions that caused the last Recession. The United States of America is being held hostage by a cadre of selfish, greedy, power-hungry, never-enough right-wingers.
It is time the citizens of the United States wake up.