10 Facts After The Government Shutdown 2013

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10 Facts After The Government Shutdown 2013.

“They actually did it. A group of Republicans in the House just forced a government shutdown over Obamacare instead of passing a real budget.”– President Obama

Yes, they did… are 10 Facts and situations that have occurred since the government shutdown 2013.

1. President Obama signed a bill last night that would allow active military persons to still receive pay.

2. Social security recipients will still receive their disability checks.

3. Over 800k federal employees will be furloughed.

4. Some federal employees will arrive at work today, but will only stay an allotted four hours, and work only on items pertaining to the shutdown, such as changing voicemail and automatic responses to emails. They will not be paid for this work.

5. Reports have already shown that national parks are closed, national libraries as well as NASA television. Some janitorial federal workers will be allowed to work during this time but only a handful.

6.  As of right now October 1, 2013 The Affordable Health Care Act is in full effect and citizens of the U.S. who couldn’t afford insurance may now shop for insurance plans online that fits their needs and the needs of their family.

7.  Last night after midnight John Boehner the Head of Congress asked for a bi-partisan conference to discuss possible compromise and resolution. This suggestion was dead on arrival as Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D NV) has stated that any deal that delays or defunds The Affordable Health Care Plan would not pass. He is expected to make an official announcement declining this gesture this morning.  Democrats and Republicans asked John Boehner for a bi-partisan conference approximately six (6) months ago, which he denied.

8.  The market was slightly dropping pre-government shutdown in anticipation of the act occurring, the market is expected to drop even further post-government shutdown.

9. The U.S. has a debt, which is due on approximately October 11, 2013, which can not be paid if the government is still shutdown. Jay Carney the press secertary for The White House says not paying this debt could be “catastrophic.”

10. Over 76% of Americans oppose government funding being tied to defunding or delaying The Affordable Health Care Act.

Elaine-Michelle Simmons, Esq. 

The GRID 10



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