What happens in a government shutdown? Not a whole lot but it makes a great scare tactic and ploy to make the Republicans look bad.
In a government shutdown, around 40% of government workers are off work BUT once the situation is resolved, back pay is normally issued. Think about it. That 40% doesn’t have to work for the duration of the shutdown but will get paid for the time they didn’t work. And, in spite of worse-case scenarios proclaimed by the media, government assistance, welfare, social security, and the post office will proceed as normal. Zoos and national parks would be closed but that could hardly be called a life-altering situation.
Interesting expenditure comparison: According to recent numbers, building the proposed wall to safeguard our country would be around $25 billion dollars while the cost of non-citizens who are in our country for free just about anything, runs into our tax dollars in the neighborhood of $130 billion dollars a year. Should really emphasize the tragedy of our veterans, some of which live on the streets after having served our country for a lot less. We have homeless and hungry children who are citizens and possibly living on a lot less.
An interesting fact: Israel puts a lie to the Democratic proclamation that walls don’t work . . . The border wall in Israel has cut their illegal immigration by 99%.
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