Washington, Jan. 13 -- Hours after the partial shutdown of the US government entered the 22nd day on Saturday - becoming the longest in the country's history - accounts of distressed employees dipping into savings, protesting, and selling household goods on Facebook and Craiglist were being reported from all over the US.

The shutdown has now broken the previous record of 21 days of continuous shutdown in 1995-96, during the first term of president Bill Clinton, who had clashed with Congress, which wanted to cut funding for Medicare and Medicaid.

One government employee in Washington put his 2012 Dodge Avenger car up for sale on Craiglist. saying, "Need to pay upcoming bills due to furlough shutdown."

An employee in Virginia is selling a ...