did the goverment shut down
The government did not shut down because of a budget not met. They made a temporary agreement for funds and avoided the shutdown.
There were concerns of a government shut down in December of 2011 but it was averted with 27 hours before the shut down deadline. Congress and the president were unable to reach an agreement on the budget for federal agencies which caused the threat of a shut down. For more coverage on the government shut down see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/government-shutdown/ and http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congressional-leaders-negotiating-key-bills-to-avoid-government-shutdown/2011/12/15/gIQA6nPwwO_story.html.