Here's What Will Happen When The US Government Shuts Down
If the United States Congress and The White House fail to make an agreement about the National Budget, which looks exactly like what is going to happen - The deadline is imminent -You have lots to look forward to!
US lawmakers will CONTINUE to get paid. Their staff will not. This has prompted some lawmakers to declare they will not accept a check if the government shuts down. But not all of them!
About 800,000 federal workers, in every level of position, from janitors that can hardly afford to go without a paycheck for even a week, to the high-level staffers will be sent home. Without pay.
If the shutdown is ongoing for any extended period of time, our troops, even the ones in combat all across the planet, will be paid "late". A rather broad and open-ended, slightly ambiguous statement. If I tell my credit card company their money will be "late," don't you think they're going to want a better answer?
Small businesses that rely on the government for their income are out of luck. They won't be paid. There are a lot if IT and software companies lumped in here.
National Parks will be closed. How does one "close" the Grand Canyon?
FHA and SBA loans will be stopped completely. On top of that- if you are looking for a refund from the IRS and you filed a paper return, you are out-of-luck. No paper returns will be processed. Hope you had the ability to e-file!
If you have any questions about your Social Security or Medicare benefits, too bad. Luckily, however, you will still continue to get you Social Security and/or Disabilty checks. That is so long as this doesn't last for an extended period of time.
The FDA will have a small amount of workers on-hand to assess only the biggest risks posed to the general public. So those wanting to get one by the FDA will have free roam. Boil EVERYTHING!
Now consider this: not only will this effect a HUGE portion of our country, it will even cost millions and millions of dollars just to shut the government down.