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TruthOut.org - A Festival of Dumb Thursday 7 April 2011 by: William Rivers Pitt, Truthout
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The impact of a shutdown on the populace will be dynamic, especially if you're waiting for the IRS to send you a tax refund. Ain't happening. Social Security checks won't be delayed, at least not at first, but if a shutdown lingers for too long, those checks won't be coming, either. Some 800,000 people will be put out of work, and private sector jobs that rely on federal funding will likewise be left twisting in the wind.The impact of a shutdown on the populace will be dynamic, especially if you're waiting for the IRS to send you a tax refund. Ain't happening. US troops serving overseas will only get half their pay, if that. As the New York Times reported, "If the government shuts down from Friday for a week, troops would receive half their pay in the checks received on the 15th of the month. If the government were to stay shut down until April 30, (Defense Secretary Robert) Gates said, troops would miss a whole check. Troops are paid on the 15th and last day of each month."