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LINK The 'doomsday' scenario: Here's what happens if the shutdown drags on

Economists warn that a catastrophe is in the making if the partial government closure continues for weeks or months.

38 million low-income Americans lose food stamps
6 million face an uncertain timetable for collecting tax refunds
2 million without rental assistance and facing possible eviction
800,000 paycheck-less federal employees plunged into dire financial straits
Shuttered parks and museums while overstressed airports cause tourism to tank
Federal court system slows to a crawl
Disaster relief money doesn't get to storm-ravaged areas
Lapsed FDA and EPA inspections lead to dangerous outbreaks
Private companies looking to go public are stuck in limbo
Stock market plummets

HippieChick58 9 Jan 12

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Trump does not give a damn, as long as he gets what he wants.


They forgot the Rioting & Looting over could get ugly quicker..


Nothing here would bother T or his base, so it is not important.


SNAP benefits and the evictions are what I am most worried about. The upcoming stock market plunge is what will end the impass, though.

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