The President who said ‘Enjoy the Ride’ is spoiling the lives of more and more governmental agencies and their workers….
The two-week-old partial government shutdown could significantly reduce food stamps for nearly 40 million Americans and freeze or delay more than $140 billion in tax refunds if it extends into February, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Several senior administration officials told The Post that the White House did not anticipate the shutdown could last that long and only recently recognized its widespread impact.
Approximately 25 percent of the government shut down on Dec. 22, including the Departments of Homeland Security, Agriculture, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, Interior and State. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers have either been furloughed or forced to work without pay. President Trumpsaid Friday the shutdown could last “months or even years.”
The cutting off of funds to the Agriculture (USDA) and Treasury Departments could hamper their abilities to give food stamps to those in need or supply tax refunds.
The White House, USDA and Treasury did not immediately respond to request for comments from The Hill…..