Congress was able to reach a short- term solution to our current budget crisis. I saw a poll on Fox news (which I question) that noted that more than 60% of americans did not think that a federal government shutdown would affect them directly. I initially found that laughable, and then thought it very disturbing that many american citizens have no idea how our republic works. We must be better educated about our systems and how they work so that we can improve them and ensure a better life for our children.
In the School of Professional Studies, we know that many of you either work for the federal government or a government contractor. A shutdown would affect you in profound financial ways. If you are concerned about the impact that a shutdown on Friday (here we go again!) would have on you, please click on the following letter from President McGuire: http://www.trinitydc.edu/media/current-news/.