The government shutdown has gone on long enough even though it never should have happened. Politicians are making hay of “horror” stories and government workers are learning about the risks of not having savings even while they are forced to tap their vacation funds.
There should be no such thing as a vacation fund if you don’t have money in the bank to pay your bills for at least a month.
800,000 government are so imprudent they are in this fix? Really Bernie? I don’t think so, but if that’s true we better worry about who is running our government.
Some commentators are making a comparison to all middle class Americans who also have little or no savings. Sorry, it does not compute. They may have no savings, but the vast majority have no excuse.
Look around at how Americans spend their money. Cutting back in a few areas will allow most people to accumulate savings over time.
Not having any savings for people with a good job and benefits means they don’t know how to say, “I can’t afford that.”