- What is a “Government Shutdown”?
The definition is as followed
A government shutdown occurs when a government discontinues providing services that are not considered “essential.” Typically, services that continue in spite of a shutdown include police, fire fighting, utilities and corrections.
- What caused this Government shutdown?
The Republicans and Democrats are at odds about Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) A spending bill has been passed that claims the Government can’t afford Obamacare. Democratic Senate and Obama completely disagree.
- When would shutdown end?
The shutdown will end once a compromise is met between the two parties.
- How would shutdown impact the economy?
A short shutdown of a few days would shave millions off economic growth, if a two-week partial government shutdown would shave 0.3 to 0.4 of a percentage point from economic growth. A longer downtime would result in increasingly larger and escalating problems for the economy. The last shutdown cost America an estimated $1.4 billion.
- When was the last Government shutdown?
17-years-ago when Bill Clinton was President. The government was shutdown for three weeks 1995-96, the American economy felt a jolt but recovered quickly.
- Would unemployment benefits stop?
No unemployment payment will not stop.
- Does shutdown affect child support?
Despite the ratchet conspiracy theorist, tweets and memes floating around on the internet, The shutdown does not affect child support.
- Will Mail service stop?
U.S. Postal Service is an independent business, so mail will be delivered as normal.