Republicans Threaten Gov’t. Shutdown if Dems Don’t Shoot Santa Claus

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  • New clinical research patients were not accepted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); hotline calls about diseases went unanswered.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had to stop monitoring diseases. (Not good during a pandemic.)
  • Federal law-enforcement recruitment and testing stopped, including the hiring of 400 border patrol agents.
  • National Park Service (NPS) sites, and national museums and monuments closed.
  • Visa and passport services stopped.
  • Food, consumer products, and workplace safety inspections stopped.
  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was unable to verify income and Social Security numbers, producing a 1.2 million backlog that may have delayed mortgage and loan approvals.



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Ted Millar

Ted Millar

Ted Millar is a teacher, poet, and political writer for Liberal America and the Left Place blog on Substack: