Depleting Trust

CNN has a fairly thorough-looking list of government services that may be affected by the government shutdown. One highlight:

Troops including those fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq will not be paid on time. Troops will continue to earn money but will receive no paychecks.

Good thing all our military personnel are independently wealthy, huh? Otherwise, we’d have to worry that they or their families might not be able to pay the rent or buy groceries or pay the utility bills.

I think most of the Republicans in Congress don’t know anybody who doesn’t have a trust fund. That’s who their policies seem designed to take care of, anyway.

Another tidbit:

The lawmakers who hold the cards will still get paid. Their staffers might be furloughed, though.

I hope the shutdown doesn’t last very long. A long shutdown will deplete a lot of trust, and many members of Congress don’t have any to spare.