The latest partial government shutdown has been going for almost three weeks already, and people across the country are feeling the brunt of it. Nearly…
The latest partial government shutdown has been going for almost three weeks already, and people across the country are feeling the brunt of it. Nearly a million federal employees have been sent home on furlough, or forced to work without pay. The result is hundreds of thousands of people unsure when they will next receive a paycheck, and unsure how they are going to be able to feed their families.
U. S. President Donald Trump has already stated that he is prepared to allow this shutdown to continue for months or even years, until he is able to get what he wants from congressional Democrats: $5 billion to build his border wall. As soon as it hits midnight tonight, this shutdown will officially be the longest in U. S. history, and there appears to be no end in sight as the president and Democrats aren’t exactly making headway on negotiations.

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