Since the U.S. Agriculture Department’s local farm services offices also have been shuttered, farmers can’t apply for new loans, sign up acreages for government programs or receive government checks for programs they’re already enrolled in. And at a time when researchers who are seeking new wheat varieties and plant traits should be planting experimental plots, all work has ground to a halt.
Republicans in the Midwest would like you to know something about the government shutdown that closed the national parks and put 800,000 workers on the street: They had nothing to do with it. Please don’t blame them.
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, and Republican Representatives Vicky Hartzler, Jason Smith and Ann Wagner have openly stated that they will not accept compensation during the closure.
The Government Shutdown Sandwich has turkey, pork, brisket, lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayo. “Its just a big mix-up,” head chef David Molina told KMOX.
When it comes to the shutdown we ask the question “now what”?
Charlie Brennan – Tuesday, October 1st – Bob Fuss on Gov’t Shutdown; Prof. Jim Brasfield on Obamacare; Jeanette Cooperman on Father Lawrence Biondi; and Brian Kohlberg of Manufacturer’s Inventory
Charlie and Debbie talk with Bob Fuss on gov’t shutdown, and with Webster University’s Dr. Jim Brasfield on Obamacare; Charlie talks with Jeanette Cooperman of STL Mag about her article on Fr. Lawrence Biondi; and with Brian Kohlberg of Manufacturer’s Inventory.
The U.S. Government is closed. Now what?
Spokeswoman Karen Petitt says the threatened partial shutdown may mean two-thirds of the base’s 5,000 civilian workers could be furloughed.
The budget battle in Washington has kept many of U.S. senators and representatives away from a Midwestern conference of conservatives in suburban St. Louis.
Charlie talks with Bart Yasso of Runner’s World about tips for safe running and this weekend’s Go! St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend, and with Dotty Lynch, CBS News political consultant about a possible gov’t shutdown.