The world won’t end if a Congress can’t find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend.
The truth about a government “shutdown” is — the government doesn’t really shut down.
Social Security checks will still go out. Troops will remain at their posts. Doctors and hospitals will receive their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. In fact, virtually every essential government agency, like the FBI, the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, will remain open. Transportation Security Administration officers will continue to man airport checkpoints.
But hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be forced off the job, and some services will go dark.
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