posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 08:27 PM
reply to post by whyamIhere
Its been shut down before. Nothing will change from it.
True...and I recall that under Clinton. It was an annoyance, but then, the people at that time weren't looking to hurt US as it seems the point is
more and more now. Clinton and the Repubs were just being jerks to each other. Those were the good 'ol days, eh? lol....
Short term tho.. Naww.. No harm done but a bunch of media frenzy and the world losing just a bit more confidence and respect.
IF (big if) this happens, then if (much
bigger if) it lasts for more than a week or so? Then I'll start becoming concerned. Staffing at
nonessential levels for things like routine processing of import/export and taxing issues come into play. Doesn't sound like too much ...until you
consider Diesel fuel is tied up in all that, and if you have it? A truck brought it.
I'll tell ya right now from having been one to be a part of the general trucker discussions......few if any trucks will be around to haul anything
from tampons to tea pots once serious issues there even look likely. I and almost all I ever knew where the subject came up, insured tanks were kept
near full in unsettled times like this ...and the truck I drove had roughly a 1,500 mile range without refueling...home.
The shelves would run bare in...I'd guess 12-18 hours (a fraction of that in some places) once someone thought of that and the shutdown had been
going on long enough already to get people worried in a meaningful but general way, anyway. Then again, with over-hype media today? I may be
Good thing I don't believe it has any chance of going that far...lol