By now you’ve probably heard something about the imminent government shutdown (which, if it happens, will be at midnight tonight when the fiscal year ends). If you’re like me, you don’t know much about it because you have been too busy binging on old episodes of “Breaking Bad,” chasing a toddler, drinking wine, and baking and freezing multiple layers of a birthday cake for a 2-year-old and his 25 closest friends to follow the news closely. But if you are like other people, maybe you get the gist of what is going on, and this is the place where you can educate those of us who remain ignorant and you can vent with others who understand your pain. I know for many of us Americans this is a really big deal, especially for those whose ability to qualify for, let alone, afford quality health care, hangs in the balance (which, again, is many of us). And for federal employees whose jobs — and paychecks — may be paused, this could prove equally disastrous.
Here’s a short list of links to get us started and I will update this as you share and I find more.
“10 ways a government shutdown would affect your daily life” [via Political Ticker]
“Impact of a government shutdown” [via Washington Post]
Live updates of the impending shutdown [via NYTimes]