Government Shutdowns Affect Consumers, Spending
The federal government appears to be heading toward a partial shutdown at midnight, if the Senate, House and President Donald Trump can’t agree on a spending bill for nine federal agencies.
On Friday morning, Trump threatened a shutdown that will “last for a very long time” if Democrats don’t vote for increased funding for a border wall.
The Democrats, whose votes we need in the Senate, will probably vote against Border Security and the Wall even though they know it is DESPERATELY NEEDED. If the Dems vote no, there will be a shutdown that will last for a very long time. People don’t want Open Borders and Crime!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
Government shutdowns, even partial ones, can have lots of impacts, and to talk about the effects on consumers, The Show reached out to Scott Baker, an associate professor of finance at Northwestern University.