Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Ankhur, Mar 1, 2011.
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Just to let you know, Bro. Ankhur, I took care of your request.
it may hurt me. i got medicare and social security. can i come live with you?
Shutdown: What you need to know
By Charles Riley, staff reporterFebruary 27, 2011: 8:30 AM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If Congress fails to approve a spending bill before midnight on March 4, the federal government will shut down.....
Which services would stop?
During the last major shutdown, the government closed 368 National Park Service sites, along with national museums and monuments.
In addition, 200,000 passport applications went unprocessed, and toxic waste cleanup work at 609 sites stopped. The National Institutes of Health stopped accepting new clinical research patients, and services for veterans, including health care, were curtailed.
Work on bankruptcy cases could slow. In the last shutdown, more than 3,500 cases were delayed.
Which services would the government keep running?
Agencies are allowed to perform any operations necessary for the safety of human life and protection of property.
The government would keep essential services -- like air traffic control and the national security apparatus -- in full operating mode.
Federal workers who provide medical care on the job would be kept on, as well as employees who handle hazardous waste, inspect food, patrol the borders, protect federal property, guard inmates or work in power distribution.
Workers who protect essential elements of the money and banking system would also report to work.
The Postal Service, which is self-funded, will continue to operate.
How many federal workers would be furloughed?
The last time the federal government went dark was during the Clinton administration.
Some 800,000 workers were sent home during the first shutdown and 284,000 were sent home during the later shutdown.
It is unclear how many workers would be furloughed in a new shutdown. Each federal agency has its own plan to wind down operations, and administration officials have not released details.
Will Social Security benefits be mailed?
During the last major shutdown, the Social Security Administration mailed checks throughout the crisis, and a close reading of established law makes clear the agency has the legal authority to do so again.....
Budget Impasse Increasing Risk of U.S. ShutdownBy CARL HULSE
WASHINGTON — With time running short and budget negotiations this week having reached an angry impasse, Congressional leaders are growing increasingly pessimistic about reaching a bipartisan deal that would avert a government shutdown in early April.
Senior Democratic officials involved in high-level efforts to bring House Republicans, Senate Democrats and the White House to a budget agreement said that while some progress had been made toward an accord on an overall level of spending cuts, the parties remained divided on the final figure and had to resolve the fate of ideologically charged policy provisions demanded by House conservatives.
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