Okay. So we’re currently on a countdown to a “government shutdown.” If the democrats and republicans don’t reach a compromise by midnight tonight, the government will “shut down.”
So what’s that mean?
It means many of the nationally funded programs in this country will close. For example, national parks will be closed. I’ve seen estimates that a government shutdown will send over 700,000 federal workers home without pay.
However, several “essential” programs will stay open. For example, folks will still get their Medicare checks. Things like that.
And you know what else is considered “essential”?
Yeah. That’s right.
Congress will still get paid.
Congress… the people who are causing this shutdown by not doing their jobs... will still get paid.
Other federal employees who work hard for 40 hours a week… they won’t get paid. Veteran paychecks and benefits might be delayed.
But Congress will still get paid.
Roll that around in your noggin for a while.
We really need to end this two-party nonsense. It’s clearly not working.