- Debt Ceiling Shutdown: What Would Happen if the US Government Shut Down For Good?
In 2015, Congress suspended the ceiling, which let the government borrow as much as it wanted through March 15, 2017. On that date, the total national debt was $19.846 trillion, and the government can’t exceed that limit without approval from Congress.
In the meantime, the government uses all kinds of accounting tricks to shuffle the chairs around on the Titanic and all manner of vultures will be fighting over who gets the bounty of stolen funds extorted from Americans.
This type of thing has been going on for nearly a century. The very first “debt ceiling” was put in place exactly 100 years ago, in 1917, and nearly every year since then a group of parasites working for stolen money (taxes) gets together in a place called the opposite of progress, Congress, to act like they would ever shut down the very thing that employs them.
It’s an exercise in stupidity, but it does lead to the question, what would happen if the US federal government shut down for good? In other words, what if the United State(s) actually was the United States… and not the United State.
First, all of the countless wars and occupations undertaken by the Department of Offense would cease. It’d be hard to imagine that the states of Texas, Vermont, and Idaho would feel the need to protect their particular interests in Syria and pay directly for the costs. In fact, it sounds silly, doesn’t it? Could you imagine hearing the news that Idaho had just accidentally blown up a school full of 200 children in Syria while fighting the CIA’s ISIS?
It seems silly because it would be. It’s only through decades of government schooling, pledges of allegiances and hundreds of pro-war propaganda films out of Hollywood every year that makes anyone think the US government occupying half of the Middle East is anything but a massive crime against humanity.
So, with no US federal government, there’d be almost no more war in the world. That alone is a good enough reason to get rid of it. What else would we lose if the federal government were to shut down for good?