Meanwhile, as the senators’ and congresspeople’s pockets continue to get fatter, millions of government workers, contractors and others that rely on the feds for their livelihood continue to take on water in their businesses and personal lives, unsure when they’ll be thrown a life raft from those in Congress as they relax in their million-dollar yacht lifestyles.
Frustration that the country will lose over a billion dollars each week predictably spilled over into cyberspace where the taxpayers who pay their representatives’ salaries have to continue to cut them a check.
Social media users funneled their indignation onto Twitter via the hashtags #TheGovernmentShutDownBecause and #GovernmentShutdownBecause. Take a look at what they had to say:
#TheGovernmentShutdownBecause Justin Bieber keeps making music.
— Prince Vegeta (@KidVegetaTweet) October 1, 2013
— Bucks Schmucks (@BucksSchmucks) October 1, 2013