Government employees are not getting paid during the shutdown. But don’t worry, Congress made sure they still get paid.
For clarification, the shutdown is over how they *will* spend the money you give them during the *upcoming* year, **not** for money you gave them during the *last* year... But, yeah, it IS kinda ridiculous...
Edit: formatting for clarity after learning how to format text in Reddit App
And yet these clowns keep getting elected
Someone eli5 to me what happens now?
If we're lucky it won't reopen.
Edit: It's a joke, friends.
Fun fact: the US is the only country where government shutdowns are possible. Under a parliamentary system like what most EU states use, failure to pass a budget automatically triggers an election.
Since, you know, a government too incompetent to fund itself probably can’t govern effectively.
You’d be surprised at how little we need them for.
Our Federal Income tax money does not go where people think it goes...