The election season this year has done nothing but fill your Facebook feed with negativity, and division. It has really been a nasty campaign for our nation's highest, and supposedly most respected position. Many Americans are sick of it, and are ready for it all to be over. Here in Central New York there are far worse things that could happen than having to read anymore of the political crap.
First it was the government shutdown. Now it's a fight over whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. Our "lawmakers" are having it out again and, in the end, the losers could be us, the American public. What is the debt ceiling and how could not raising it--or defaulting--affect you?
Gridlock in Washington has kept Congress from passing a new budget agreement and it's costing members their approval ratings. New new survey from Public Policy Poling finds Congress less popular than hemorrhoids but more popular than Honey Boo-Boo. What else are members of Congress less popular than?
The government shutdown continues in Washington with neither side showing much willingness to find an answer. A government shutdown is not unheard of in other countries but the solution to one in Australia in 1975 may be a blueprint as to how we may approach ours in the future.
The finger-pointing continues unabated in Washington as The Obama administration and Congress continue to squabble over how to continue funding the United States government. The question most people have is, "How will a government shutdown affect me and my family?" Here are some answers.