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Thread: The 'doomsday' scenario: Here's what happens if the shutdown drags on

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanger4 View Post
    One side has been negotiating and offered a compromise, one side just said no and offered no counter.
    Unless you are referring to the republicans as the one side negotiating, I read where the democrats proposed monies for more personnel at the entry sites, improved infrastructure and better technology. Trump has stated he's not interested and believes the wall is the only solution.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ns/2512363002/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Today, the furloughed workers finally missed their first pay day. I was just watching MSNBC. They just showed clips of people saying that they are now having to sell their car to make ends meet. One was asked if she had any savings to draw from. She said that she has already exhausted her savings to get by since the shut down started. How can that be when she hadn't yet missed a paycheck until today?


    Do people with good jobs actually live pay check to paycheck? What happened to good financial,p management and preparing for the unexpected. Seeing that government shut-downs are happening at a more request and even predictable rate, I'd say it's not an unexpected event any longer.


    If someone is in a well paying job and they are basically destitute by missing one paycheck, I have zero sympathy for that person. They have obviously been mismanaging their money or living beyond their means.
    I posted an article here somewhere earlier in the week that claimed that 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I posted an article here somewhere earlier in the week that claimed that 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
    That's really unfortunate. People no longer understand the concepts of budgeting and living within their means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    That's really unfortunate. People no longer understand the concepts of budgeting and living within their means.
    True. Much of that is self-imposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    True. Much of that is self-imposed.
    I'd say most of it is self imposed. But then they don't acknowledge that. When things go sideways, they refuse to accept responsibility for the consequences of their decisions.

    People have been told repeatedly for decades now that one should have six months worth of funds in savings. It's not really that hard to do if one has a bit of personal discipline.

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    There were some federal worker protests in DC last week. It turns out that they were IRS union workers.
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