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US Government Shutdown

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Andy

What exactly does this mean? Confused Brit here, lol

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TheUnknown

Basically, Congress and the president can't agree on something to fund the federal government.  This means that "non-essential" government functions and agencies like National Parks are not operating.

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Andy

Why dods that mean everything has to shut down? I'm sure the same thing doesn't happen over here when something similar happens.

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Ayingel

Doesn't quite mean that everything shuts down, but most things that aren't essential to the nation's security or to keep infrastructures running smoothly.  I made a compiled list about what it means on my tumblr...

A basic understanding of the shutdown

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Radioactive Isotope

However, Congress still gets paid. Which is all kinds of jacked up. I say we quit paying them and see how long they want to pull this kind of crap.

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Ayingel

Yeah, it's written in as a stupid law.  Which is stupid.  

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Princess

I agree.  CNN even asked some Reps if they were willing to give up their pay since they caused this mess and they wouldn't answer the question.  

 

I won't be getting a house any time soon now since FHA first time homebuyer loans won't be processed.

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TheUnknown

Why dods that mean everything has to shut down? I'm sure the same thing doesn't happen over here when something similar happens.

 

The agencies have to know how much they can spend and what to spend that on before they can operate.  They don't have that right now.

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Princess

That's been my favorite so far

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GI_Admiral

I, for one, welcome our new overlords.

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Uncle Du

I've been wanting a new accent for some time now...

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Princess

Oh look, the Tea Party got nothing of what they wanted.

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