Can't we all just get along?! Apparently not Democrats and Republicans. They just can't seem to reach an agreement on the 2011 Federal Budget, so guess what? There might be the first government shutdown in over 15 years! And trust me, that's a bad thing.
At first when I heard the prospect of the government shutting down, I thought, "Hmph. That could be cool. Maybe I'll drive to work and park wherever I want and not get a ticket 'cause there ain't no government! Woo-hoo!" But I soon realized that that wouldn't be the case since "essential" government wouldn't be shut down -- and thank God, 'cause that includes people like firemen! Yeah, we probably want those guys around. And after a little more research, I now know if a decision isn't reached by Friday, we could be seriously screwed!
Here are five things that would really suck if there's a government shutdown:
Come on, guys, work it out! We need you! And if you can't agree on the budget, I'm sure you can all agree that manure in the streets is gross!
What other scary things do you think could happen if there's a government shutdown?
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