With the Washington Monument in the distance, Park Service police officers stand on duty at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

After 16 days, the partial government shutdown has come to an end. Federal employees have returned to work, and tourists have returned to the memorials and museums on the Mall.

Now that the federal government is once again open for business, how do you feel about it? Please leave your answer in the comments, and we'll publish some of the best responses.