If the government shuts down on Thursday morning, will I still receive my Social Security payments? Will I still be able to use my Medicare coverage?
In the first hours of the government shutdown, I actually saw the following exchange on one of the major news outlets.
Federal Worker: I had to lay off 104 people yesterday afternoon.
Reporter: And do these people have families?
Federal Worker: (Pauses with quizzical look on his face) Uh, yes.