OK so it looks as if we’re going to have a shut down. 25% of the government. 400,000 workers. Some get paid some no. But with Senator Schumer and Speaker elect Pelosi refusing to compromise, who loses out here? The rich or the middle class will not fill the effects for the most part.
The Poor of course get hit the hardest. As do low wage workers. This from Vox.
With the federal government mired in a shutdown in January, the US Department of Agriculture announced that funding for food stamps and subsidized school lunches for poor children would run out within a month or two. That included the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — also known as food stamps — child nutrition programs at school, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. These programs all help poor families and students buy groceries and school lunches. For now, people who rely on these programs can still use them.
Here’s what the Vice President from a local Washington DC janitorial company had to say. “We were told just to bill for the services we provided,” said Larry Westfall, vice president of R&R Janitorial Painting & Building Services. “The government did not pay us, and we could not pay our workers.” This effected 100 of his workers. Overall 700 plus janitors, security guards and food service workers did not work. Food Stamps and other Nutritional programs are considered manditory but they still must be funded yearly.
And how about California? Their disaster relief money? Not going to happen. Thanks California Democrats. This from Senator Schumer with Pelosi at his side. “The bottom line is simple: The Trump temper tantrum will shut down the government, but it will not get him his wall,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters shortly before the House vote. No wall no money for the poor. Fair trade?
In closing Senator Schumer and other Democrats don’t really care about those on social assistance or the working poor. What say you?
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