Skip to comments.Government Shutdown May Have Caused a DC Area Baby Boom
Posted on 07/12/2014 7:45:08 AM PDT by bamahead
WASHINGTON (WNEW) The 2013 government shutdown, which lasted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16, was the cause of a lot of anxiety in the D.C. area.
With so many government workers living in the District, Maryland and Virginia, thousands were anxious about falling behind on bills while they werent receiving paychecks. We now have an idea of what they may have done to soothe their nerves.
July 1 marked exactly 9 months since many government workers in the area were sent home for more than two weeks as Congress argued about the nations finances. WNEWs Kimberly Suiters reports that Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington has seen an additional 100 babies born in the last three months compared to that time period in 2013.
Sibley Hospital in Northwest D.C. has seen three more babies than normal per day this month.
Ali Heidarpour, a Labor Department employee, says he and his wife, Sarah, didnt even realize that the shutdown might cause an uptick in births. Nor did they put it together until this week that they conceived their baby girl, who was born Tuesday afternoon, while Ali was sequestered.
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It’s DC.I would have thought that the abortion mills there would have gotten the extra business.
Govt. shut-down creates more future govt. workers.
“With so many government workers living in the District, Maryland and Virginia, thousands were anxious about falling behind on bills while they werent receiving paychecks”
You mean the government workers that were getting unemployment benefits followed by back-pay due to the “Shutdown”? Those workers? What about their financial anxiety? Do tell.
I’d like to see the income graph for the parents. You know, WICs only goes for kids up to 5 years old. Maybe it was time in the entitlement cycle to replenish the supply.
Just what we need more dependents, filling up the roster of entitlements
“So while they weren’t busy screwing us... “
Yes, when they were unable to “do” us, they switched to “doing each other.” We now have confirmation about the only thing that they are good at!
My first thought as well.
Let’s look at the demographics. Oh never mind.
It wasn’t just the shutdown, it was also the winter. Counting the shutdown, holidays, and snow days, federal employees went 5 months without working a full work week.
O.M.G! NOOOOOO...! Another generation of mindless BUREAUCRATS.
While stationed near DC in the Air Force in the 60s, Sharon and I visited an aunt and uncle in College Park, Md.
One morning I noticed that my uncle came down to breakfast and peered out the window at his neighbors driveways. He was a private sector electronics engineer who was heavily involved in the development of the first instrument landing systems for airports. Nearly all his neighbors held government jobs.
One morning I asked him about his routine of peering at their driveways. He responded that he was always happy to see their cars still there as it meant that they werent downtown wasting office supplies and making life miserable for the rest of us.
After spending 30+ years trying to make a living in what little remains of the private sector here, I fully understand why he felt the way he did.
And can someone tell me why, when there is some lower severity situation or natural event, the government sends out word that only ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES SHOULD REPORT FOR WORK? It begs the question WHY THE HELL DOES A TAXPAYER FUNDED BUREAUCRACY EVEN HAVE NON-ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES??
LOL - yes, they were screwing each other....Good one Bama.
I resent that notion. Just because someone’s parents are government workers doe snot mean they will become government workers.