Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., on Friday tweeted out a graphic from his office showing exactly what a partial government shutdown will look like if Congress does not pass a spending bill on December 21.
“The media isn’t telling you this,” he wrote in a tweet featuring a pie chart that shows only 8 percent of the federal government will not be funded beyond Dec. 21.
If Congress doesn’t pass an Omnibus by Dec. 21st, we won’t have a government #shutdown. It’d be hard to even characterize it as a government slowdown! I made this graphic to show what shuts down (less than 10%) and what keeps going (over 90%!). The media isn’t telling you this! pic.twitter.com/LlB8KeoD74
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) December 14, 2018
Vital functions of the U.S. government including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and the military are funded and will remain operational if the government “shuts down.”
President Trump has threatened to veto a spending bill from Congress that doesn’t appropriate $5 billion towards the construction of a border wall. Democrats have balked at this request and House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has indicated she would rather keep the “government closed forever” than give in to Trump’s wall request.
If 8 percent of the government shuts down in two weeks, it will be all about the wall.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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