Public Safety - Federal occupational safety and health inspectors would likely stop workplace inspections
Vets - Vets appealing disability claims would have to wait
Children - Head Start programs would be affected immediately
Food Safety - The Food and Drug Administration would suspend most routine safety inspections
Women, Infants, Children - WIC, shut down. The program provides supplemental food, health care referrals and nutrition education for pregnant women, mothers and their children.
Public Health - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be severely limited in spotting or investigating disease outbreaks.
Public Interest - All national parks would be closed, as would the Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo in Washington.
Loans - Low-to-moderate incomes borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages face delays.The Federal Housing Administration, wouldn’t underwrite or approve any new loans. government-backed loans to small businesses would be suspended.
Military - The military’s 1.4 million active duty personnel would stay on duty, but their paychecks would be delayed. About half of the Defense Department’s civilian employees would be furloughed.
So it’s nice to know that the Republican’s view a government shutdown as a political game, it’s not that funny to those of us outside the beltway
Yup. We’re all prepping for the inevitable shafting the government is giving us. Again.
They did this last year but it didn’t come through but this year it’s actually happening.
As much as y’all love to see this nigga perform blackness (swag, that country-fied preacher voice etc) Obama is not black. He was raised by a white family in Hawaii of all places. He does not have slave roots. He will never understand black Americas…
He wouldn’t be put in the position being one of the most powerful men in the world. Obama is protected.
The sequel: regular black folk without a security detail are targets.
omg you did not just go there
Here we go:
Kathleen Cleaver, Black Panther
Michaela Angela Davis, writer and image activist
These women identify as black.
According to you, however, they are not. They will never understand the struggles of “true” black people because they are light skinned and fair haired.
Benjamin Todd Jealous, President of the NAACP
Totally not black
Aissa Maiga, actress. This woman isn’t black because she never lived in the United States.
Thandie Newton. Zimbabwean mother and white-British father. Totally not black.
You really need to learn to read good and not put words in people’s mouth. I meant regular black folk as in working class blue color black folk. Black folk without a secret service detail. My grandmother has passing privilege but I would never say she is not black.
OHMIGOD I AM ILLITERATE
aww but boo boo that’s not what you said
you said he will never be black
and not understand what true black americas feel :(
We all know that if you are in a position of power you can’t be black
also any experiences prior to being in a position of power are negated when you become a high-profile citizen