Mainstream Media Warns Of American “Economic Hellscape” If The Government Shutdown Continues | Source: ZeroHedge
Is the mainstream media overhyping the economic impact of the government shutdown for political purposes?
Of course they are.
Once upon a time the mainstream media in the United States at least attempted to maintain a facade of objectivity, but those days are long gone. In this case, they want to stir up as much public resentment against President Trump as possible in order to try to force him to end the government shutdown. And when NBC News breathlessly declared that the U.S. “would face an economic hellscape” if this shutdown stretches on for an extended period of time, their article quickly went viral all over the Internet.
But will it really be “an economic hellscape”?
Here are some of the things that they say we will be facing in their “doomsday scenario”…
-38 million low-income Americans lose food stamps
-6 million face an uncertain timetable for collecting tax refunds
-2 million without rental assistance and facing possible eviction
-800,000 paycheck-less federal employees plunged into dire financial straits
-Shuttered parks and museums while overstressed airports cause tourism to tank
-Federal court system slows to a crawl
-Disaster relief money doesn’t get to storm-ravaged areas
Yes, things would certainly be unpleasant for a lot of people, and there would be a whole lot of anger around the country.
But such a scenario does not qualify as “an economic hellscape”. I would encourage the folks over at NBC News to pick up a copy of The Beginning Of The End if they really want to know what the initial phases of a major economic crisis scenario could look like in this nation.
The most alarming item on their list is the fact that 38 million Americans could soon lose access to food stamps. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that will officially happen by the end of February…
By the end of February, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, run by the Department of Agriculture, would be out of funding — meaning almost 40 million low-income Americans could find themselves struggling to pay for food, said Joseph Brusuelas, chief economist for the accounting firm RSM US.
Things would certainly be tough for a lot of low income people, and there would be a lot more traffic at shelters and food banks, but nobody would starve to death.
The worst case scenario would be if mobs of angry people started taking to the streets and rioting in large urban areas. That is definitely a possibility, especially if this shutdown lasts for several more months.
King James Bible:
- Ecclesiastes 12:4 | And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;
- Isaiah 13:11 | And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
- Jer 51:8 | Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
Jer 51:9 | We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
- Rev 18:21 | And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.