Tuesday, January 8, 2019

This is the most people ever furloughed for this length of time in a shutdown

Since there were only 284,000 workers furloughed during the 21 day record shutdown and since 800,000 to 1,000,000 federal workers are affected by the Trump shutdown. This is a record for the number of lives affected in this shutdown. There is no reference point therefore of the short and long term mayhem this is going to cause in people's lives. If you think about how many lives paychecks not appearing in 1,000,000 lives it likely affects 100 million people in the U.S. directly or indirectly and their livelihoods as well. So, the negative effects of all this could even throw the U.S. prematurely into recession just from Trump's narcissistic behavior.

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United States federal government shutdowns of 1995–1996 - Wikipedia

The federal government of the United States put government workers on furlough and suspended non-essential services from November 14 through November 19, 1995, and from December 16, 1995, to January 6, 1996, for a total of 27 days. The major players were President Clinton and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.

The first of the two shutdowns caused the furlough of about 800,000 workers, while the second caused about 284,000 workers to be furloughed.[1]

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