- Jul 20, 2001
Federal employees will get paid, eventually. That was a change made to the law after the last pointless Moscow Mitch government shutdown. It makes shutting down the government even more pointless as costs are still accruing but no work is getting done. Contractors will get made whole for demob-remob costs leading to even more costs with nothing to show for it. Contractor employees will get burned unless their employers decide to carry them without compensation..Thanks Mitch!
Those October 20 Social Security payments are just optional, right?
As are the November 1 interest payments on the US debt, things will be fine without paying interest on the debt. The US and global banking system probably won't collapse anyway.
No one 65+ needs healthcare anyway, no need for Medicare reimbursements. Or they can just pay for it all themselves.
And the government may be shut down before then anyway, so no government workers or military to pay, and other federal employees like all the air traffic controllers - they like coming in for free anyway.