By: Diane Benjamin
Did anyone notice calamity because the Federal Government has now been shut down for the third day in a row? It shuts down every weekend, today is just a bonus day off for MLK day. Remember this shutdown when media starts screaming about DEFAULT if the debt ceiling isn’t increased. Tax dollars are still flowing into DC, there is no danger of default. Those wanting the debt ceiling increased want it so the just passed $1.7 trillion omnibus can be spent. We will see if there are any adults in the room, don’t expect them in the media.
Current debt is closing in on $31.5 trillion https://www.usdebtclock.org/
Federal Debt per taxpayers is almost $247,000. Click that link and find Illinois, add another $12,341 per taxpayer.
Since both Bloomington and Normal also take today off, both Council meetings won’t happen until tomorrow. Read the agendas yourself. Normal could be short while Bloomington is plotting how to spend more money: