What the non-shutdown means to you

Shortly after midnight on January 20 the federal government, we are told, was shutdown. However most people haven’t noticed any differences in their daily life. CNN reports, “Essential services, such as Social Security, air traffic control and the Transportation Security Administration, will continue to be funded even if some employees of those agencies are not. […]

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Does the debt ceiling do any good?

The Washington Post recently answered the question: “Why does the debt ceiling exist?” In answering the question, they reported, “The debt ceiling was set up in 1917 so the [US] Treasury could borrow money up to a limit without repeatedly having to go to Congress for permission. (The debt ceiling took its modern form, the […]

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