I know it seems like the US Government Shutdown is a waste of your time to be up-to-date on. However, as the second week of the shutdown comes to a close let’s take a look at what’s been going on.
To begin, let’s look at the well-known “who cares” kind of facts.
1.) Federal Parks, Monuments, and Museums are closed!
2.) Some Members of Congress donated their pay “to charity.”
3.) The Bill That The Shutdown Is Racking Up? $160 Million Per Day… Hey, that’s interesting.
According to Bloomsberg.com, the loss of income from companies located on federal land is adding up. In addition, economic activity has slowed and stocks are declining. Laymen’s Terms: If your business is located on nationally owned land, government agents will shut down your business. If you thought people were cutting their spending before, you haven’t seen anything yet.
If you took those few seconds to look at what the common man is losing out on while stand-off between the two dominating parties of congress goes on, you should look at what congress keeps alive for themselves during the shutdown:
I mean, military death benefits were stalled, but if you sit at a desk all day not doing your job… You definitely deserve your paycheck. The men and women who died so you could sit there can wait for a proper burial, right?
3.) China Has Been Hush-idly Buying US Debt
At the very least, the US can still have a flag with stars on it to salute. China has been approaching the current 35% auction limit in place for purchasing US bonds.
And according to Brillig.com’s debt clock, at this very second we’re at $16,750,772,984,978.73. Right now I just see those numbers pronounced as “Blub blub blub blub” which kind of actually sounds like Lady Liberty sinking into the Atlantic and drowning without any attempt to survive.