A government shutdown is threatened because the Tea Party members of the GOP in congress don't want the poor to have access to Planned Parenthood Centers. These are the people that want smaller government and want government out of their business but they want government in a woman's business. They want government in her vagina, in case she needs or wants an abortion. Of course when the poor have children they are on their own because the GOP will have cut any supportive services. God forbid the poor sought an abortion for whatever reason. What most of the people that go to Planned Parenthood Centers want is health care, and preventative care, check ups and general health care service. These people are generally the poor and the needy. To cut funding to these services is criminal. Just more victimization of the poorest and the most vulnerable members of society. These people are mostly black, hispanic and other minorities so I guess they don't matter to the Right GOP and White Tea Party. Remember the GOP just gave the richest Americans $70 billion in tax cuts So I guess the poor have to fund it.
If the government shuts down thousands of American military personnel will not get paid. The government is now making noises that they will pay military in the war zones, what about all the military currently stationed state side, don't they eat, don't they have families, mortgages and car payments. Two serving military have told me they have been informed to expect to stop receiving their checks. What the fuck do these morons in the congress think they are doing messing with people's lives. They are violating every oath they took. They should be arrested and put in jail. At the least they should be denied a salary so long as one American suffers because of their criminality.