Real life consequences of government shutdown unrecognized by politicians
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 13:10
The government shutdown is not only affecting government employees forced to go without pay, but also the individuals who rely on federal funding. As the military struggles to operate and sustain itself with a sudden lack of civilian employees, at the university, researchers are also finding their work in danger of being lost, and the Outing Club at the university has canceled trips due to the closing of federal parks.
While Congress continues to debate how best to allocate federal spending, many Americans are waiting with baited breath to find out when their next paycheck will come. As the political stalemate continues and Americans’ frustration grows, the need for bipartisan cooperation in Washington becomes increasingly evident.
While some lawmakers have elected to forego receiving a salary during the shutdown as a show of good will, more than that, we want politicians actively making strides towards a resolution.While the effects of the shutdown are felt by some more than others, politicians have a responsibility to serve all of their constituents, especially those who also work in the government.