Here's the truth: Government doesn't shut down

ANDREW TAYLOR | AP
Published: 09/20/2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s the truth about a government “shutdown.” The government doesn’t shut down.

So the world won’t end if a dysfunctional Washington can’t find a way to pass a funding bill before the new budget year begins on Oct. 1.

Social Security checks will still go out. Troops will remain at their posts. Doctors and hospitals will get their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.

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