As of October 1, 2013, the US government has shut down and many Americans are wondering how it will effect them during this stalemate. Americans should be informed that while federal workers are being furloughed, the domestic terrorists in the House of Representatives, are still getting paid despite the fact that they refuse to do their jobs.
Take a look at how this government shutdown effects you:
1. Federal Workers: All federal workers will be furloughed, meaning they will be either sent home for the day or work half days in order for their salaries to be cut exponentially. Does that seem fair to you? Only essential employees of the government will continue to be paid such as the military, national guard, etc. Wondering exactly why the House of Representatives are still getting paid? They are non-essential right?
2. Tourists: If you are going on vacation and planned to visit any national parks, the statue of liberty, etc., you may want to make alternative plans. There is no specific time span in which the government will be unavailable, so it is imperative that all travelers check with their travel agents to determine if there are other events to replace those that are unavailable.
3. Garbage Services: Those living in the District of Colombia will not have garbage pick up and will probably start to pile up after a few days as the government controls this function. So hopefully there are too many diaper filled trash bags sitting along the streets stinking up your neighborhood.
4. The Elderly: Programs that fund meals on wheels for thousands of elderly persons will cease until the government has been released from the hands of the Tea Party Republicans. It is inconceivable that no one on the Republican side of the aisle is cares about other people when they are so adamant about their religious views.
5. Veterans: The effected are the thousands of veteran benefit claims that have ceased for our war heroes. The Domestic terrorists in our government, the Republican Party, were not considering the most crucial populations that will be effected by their Tea Party Tactics.