The US Government has officially shut down

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m not sure yet.  I need to double check and make 100% certain that marriage licenses are not affected because that’s a big deal.  Otherwise, it probably won’t affect me.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Not just NIH, NSF too.  Basically science is taking a huge hit for this.  My grad student stipend comes from NSF- we were told today that if this lasts more than a week, our programs/research/pay would be majorly affected.

Also NASA, can’t forget them.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I was just reading a thing that said that obama had signed some bills that passed so that public assistance, social security checks for the elderly and disabled and the militry would all still be paid. So there’s that.

i don’t know how my job will be affected. We’re a “non profit ” but we do get funding so this will be interesting I think. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Here is a fairly decent articles on things that you can and cannot do during the shut down:  http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/What-You-Can-and-Cant-Do-During-a-Government-Shutdown-225824691.html

EDT: The link is mostly directed to the DC area.  But it’s pretty much the same throughout the nation.

The biggest hurdle I think I will overcome is the commissary being close.  Things are mighty expensive in HI and the commissary helped a lot.  Unfortunately, they will officially close on the 2nd.  

 

Also, no panda cam.  Seriously, the day I find out I can see a baby panda live is the day the Government takes it away.  Life is cruel.  

 

I’m hoping the shutdown doesn’t last long.  And I hope Americans get angry and start holding their Representatives and Senators responsible.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Sea Ranch Lodge

At least our tax dollars will be wasted a little less for a couple of days…

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@MrsEdamame:  FIs entire family will be affected. They all work for the fed. gov’t.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@QueenieB:  You’d be surprised how much the military can spend.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m guessing that my monthly stipend from my GI bill will stop coming? Not sure though. Anyone know? I may try to call the VA tomorrow to find out.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

@QueenieB:  I know it wasn’t intentional, but that felt like a little jab to me…  My research funding comes from tax dollars, and our lab paychecks will be affected by this.  I mean, I know I’m biased, but I don’t think those tax dollars are wasted at all…

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@Apple_Blossom:  +1

 

 

 

Agreed.

 

@QueenieB:  

I don’t have a federal job, but many people do, and the money that government uses is put to use in so very many different ways. The people who are paid by the government are a part of our economy too. One PP said their FI’s entire family is affected. That’s a huge impact for them. it’s rude for your to say that payign them is wasted money.

 

 

 

Do we have flaws in our government? OH hells yes. This is obviously demonstrated by the fact that it is not currently running. 

 

 

 

This being said…

 

 

 

I think your comment was insensitive.

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@imalittlebirdie:  Yes, the cute little wubby bubby panda. It’s so fluffy.  How did we not know about it sooner? How do we live without it now?  I just wanna hold it and love it forever.

@MrsTangerine:  Thanks for posting the link.

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