If the Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate can’t find a compromise over the upcoming year’s budget, we could be seeing impacts personally.
I mean, think about all the things the government pays for that are “non-essential”.
- That passport for the summer vacation you’ve been looking forward to all semester. Yeah, that request hasn’t been filled yet and you might have to wait a bit longer to get it. Hope you didn’t make plans for the first few days of summer. We all know how easily government offices get backed up.
- Minimal postal workers could be utilized, meaning that bathing suit/new shirt/whatever that you just bought may not get here until AFTER you leave for Spring Break.
Et cetera, et cetera. You get the point.
The government has until March 4th to get their act together and make a decision. Which…once you figure in that they technically have a week off…yeah, good luck with that.
This would be the first time since 1995 that a government shut down has happened. While I don’t have premonitions and can’t foresee how the government handles this situation or what effects may become apparent in case it isn’t worked out, it’s definitely something worth keeping an eye on over the next two weeks.
P.S. If anyone does have any powers of “premonition,” please let me know. I’d love to figure out what I’m doing after graduation.