Sun, 20 Mar 2011 22:07:28 GMT —
C ongress recently passed a three week extension giving the House and Senate more time to come up with a budget for 2012.
T he last time the nation experienced a government shutdown was in 1995 costing tax payers millions of dollars everyday until a budget agreement was made.
I f both the House and Senate don't reach an agreement on the budget by early April we could possibly see another government shutdown, but who does that really affect?
" O nly essential personnel and essential activities can continue. For example, most military folk are required to still be at their post, but they don't get paid -- they'd get reimbursed later but they would not get their pay check during that. A lot of government offices would simply be closed," said Representative Mac Thornberry, U.S. Congressman.
R epresentative Thornberry says his first priority would be to take military and national security off the table to make sure they are not part of the budget cuts.