The U.S. Government Shutdown

The United States government has shut down, sending what is probably thousands of people on unpaid leave and grinding to a halt many services that, I guess, many Americans take for granted.

So far, which is a few days until now, nothing has been resolved and there will be no “unnecessary” government workers doing their jobs (such as rangers and probably museum employees and stuff like that) until it is resolved.

The debt ceiling is expected to be hit some time before this month is over. Meaning, the USA will not be able to borrow more money if they don’t fix that too, in a law. No such law was able to reach the top of the food chain for quite a while now. If they won’t be able to borrow more, the United States will default on its debts which, as I understand it, is a form of declaring bankruptcy. Which could lead to a total collapse of the US governmental and financial systems.

(I know, I’m exaggerating, it’s probably less grim than I make it sound)

And when the biggest superpower in the world is going down the toilet… I care about the fact that I can’t get my Astronomy Picture of the Day!

You can get it here, by the way.

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