One of the main functions of Congress is to agree and pass spending bills, which then allows payment to be distributed to government entities, non-profits, small business and even government based services, but with out the funds those services are put to a halt. But on the bright side, The President and even Congress will receive their paychecks. I however do not take any relief in that fact. Their are in-fact a lot of downside that comes with the “government on shutdown”- one of them being the services that aid the needy. Such as food stamps, image not being able to feed your family because there wasn’t enough money to spare, because you were optimistic enough to relied on the government for that extra hand you so desperately needed.
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