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The 'Doomsday' Scenario: Here's What to Expect if the Shutdown Drags On
NBC News...Fakenest Maximus ^ | 1-10-19 | Dareh Gregorian

Posted on 01/12/2019 4:28:38 PM PST by CincyRichieRich

The country would face an economic hellscape if the government shutdown lasts "months or even years," as the president has suggested it might, experts tell NBC News.

The doomsday scenario might be unlikely — the longest the federal government has ever shut down is 21 days, a record that will fall if the current closure lasts until Saturday — but it is chilling.

"We'll be in no man's land," Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, told NBC News.

If the worst were to happen, experts say the devastating impact would be widespread:

38 million low-income Americans lose food stamps 6 million face an uncertain timetable for collecting tax refunds 2 million without rental assistance and facing possible eviction 800,000 paycheck-less federal employees plunged into dire financial straits Shuttered parks and museums while overstressed airports cause tourism to tank Federal court system slows to a crawl Disaster relief money doesn't get to storm-ravaged areas Lapsed FDA and EPA inspections lead to dangerous outbreaks Private companies looking to go public are stuck in limbo Stock market plummets

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


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This is hilarious...too good to keep to myself...the end is near...dogs raising kittens, 'hellscape'...they made up a word just for this!
1 posted on 01/12/2019 4:28:38 PM PST by CincyRichieRich
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To: CincyRichieRich

And what is the common denominator in nearly all of those dire predictions?...government dependence! This should be a lesson to everyone to stop expecting the government to provide everything “for free.”


2 posted on 01/12/2019 4:31:22 PM PST by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.`)
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To: CincyRichieRich

WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!

Three weeks and people are getting along just fine without the federal government.

The shutdown isn’t the end of the world.


3 posted on 01/12/2019 4:31:54 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Only a fool expects a tax refund every year. just saying


4 posted on 01/12/2019 4:31:58 PM PST by Ikeon (i may be wrong but I'm not lying. .....really....)
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To: Ikeon

If its so hugh manatee, why are the Democrats on vacation? C’mon now.


5 posted on 01/12/2019 4:33:38 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Maybe one of these days government workers will learn they shouldn’t line paycheck to paycheck.


6 posted on 01/12/2019 4:33:48 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Worst 8 years ever, First Affirmative Action President, I hope those who did this to us SUFFER MOST!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Uh, i feel safer.


7 posted on 01/12/2019 4:34:39 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: CincyRichieRich

This is great news. If the American Tax payers called out sick for a year the Left would all jump off of buildings.


8 posted on 01/12/2019 4:34:48 PM PST by The Toll
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To: Ikeon
Only a fool expects a tax refund every year. just saying

About 68% of filers will get a refund. President Trump already said they're coming. Steny Hoyer thought about fighting him on this and but has apparently considered that maybe the Democrats don't want to be the party that blocked everyone's refunds. Optics and all that.

9 posted on 01/12/2019 4:35:32 PM PST by Drew68
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To: rktman

One is amazed how much government we can do without.


10 posted on 01/12/2019 4:35:33 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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“Only a fool expects a tax refund every year. just saying”

No fool here, but I thought I read in more places than one that tax refunds won’t be affected.


11 posted on 01/12/2019 4:36:39 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking...)
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To: The Toll

When fake news is hyperventilating, rest assured things aren’t as serious as they seem.


12 posted on 01/12/2019 4:37:06 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Drew68

A tax refund means you gave the government an interest-free loan.


13 posted on 01/12/2019 4:37:20 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Remember what they told flyover, industrial America?

“These jobs are gone for good and will not be coming back.”

“There is no reason for these rural areas without the industrial base, so consider moving away to the cities where life is good.”

“Take advantage of the leisure and write poetry, paint a landscape, learn to weave and make pottery.”

“You now have time to spend with your family.”

“Remember: you didn’t build that.”

“It’s ‘funemployment’.”


14 posted on 01/12/2019 4:38:13 PM PST by reformedliberal
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"38 million low-income Americans lose food stamps 6 million face an uncertain timetable for collecting tax refunds 2 million without rental assistance and facing possible eviction 800,000 paycheck-less federal employees plunged into dire financial straits Shuttered parks and museums while overstressed airports cause tourism to tank Federal court system slows to a crawl Disaster relief money doesn't get to storm-ravaged areas Lapsed FDA and EPA inspections lead to dangerous outbreaks Private companies looking to go public are stuck in limbo Stock market plummets"

The moral of the story is they should abide by the constitution. The federal government was never intended to be so large nor was it to be a welfare provider for poor people. Strip the government down and return all these unconstitutional undelegated functions to the states and the people. Oh, yeah, and dump the income tax.

15 posted on 01/12/2019 4:39:02 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

So many of the incentives for illegal aliens to remain in the US will dry up.


16 posted on 01/12/2019 4:39:15 PM PST by Cvengr ( Adversity in life & death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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To: CincyRichieRich
'hellscape'...they made up a word just for this!


17 posted on 01/12/2019 4:39:32 PM PST by Ciaphas Cain (FreeRepublic.com is the most-used app on my iPhone.)
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To: Drew68

A wise man sees his withholding so the year end balance is a s close to zero as possible.


18 posted on 01/12/2019 4:40:44 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad ("the media are selling you a line of soap)
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To: dfwgator
A tax refund means you gave the government an interest-free loan.

Or you have a bunch of kids.

19 posted on 01/12/2019 4:41:22 PM PST by Drew68
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To: CincyRichieRich

I nearly spit out my afternoon tea hearing that word! Hellscape. Sounds like a Grade B, no D, schlock film title.

Dear Lord in Heaven, these MSM types are such drama queens!


20 posted on 01/12/2019 4:41:48 PM PST by demnomo
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