Why Is the Government Still Shut Down?

Because no one is listening to each other

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  • Government workers, like TSA agents and air traffic controllers, work without pay. New staff cannot be trained or hired. Retirements can’t be processed.
  • National parks can’t be staffed.
  • Benefits programs may run out of funding.
  • The IRS does not issue tax refunds, and when the government starts up again, tax refunds will be delayed.
  1. Why are Republicans always concerned that people are trying to murder them, thus they need guns? You’re more likely to die of heart disease, but no one is building a wall around fast-food restaurants to protect everybody.
  2. Voter fraud is “extraordinarily rare.”

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