On Saturday, the United States was hours away from a federal government shutdown in which Democratic President Joe Biden and Democratic President Joe Biden both blamed each other. the Republicans.
Barring a last-minute deal, which seems highly unlikely, the world’s largest economy will operate at a slower pace from Sunday: 1.5 million civil servants are without salary air traffic will be disrupted and many public services will not be served.
Neither is he SENATE controlled by the Democrats, nor by house of Representatives which is controlled by Republicans, still managed to pass a bill to extend the federal budget that expires this Saturday at midnight.
Almost a year before the presidential election, both parties accused each other of this situation.
Ukraine in balance
This budget crisis has a direct impact on the war of Ukraine. the white house initially requested that the budget approved by the representatives included 24 billion military and humanitarian aid dollars for Kiev.
Aware of the political problems of his great American ally, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky went to Congress last week to try to convince Washington to help you cross “the finish line” earlier Russia.
But the allocation of such a large amount of money to Ukraine seems more uncertain, because of the direction of the negotiations.
Some of the Trumpist Republicans refused to open any new aid Kiev considering that these funds should be allocated to the immigration crisis of deer.
Those lieutenants of Donald Trump with disproportionate power due to the very tight Republican majority of house of Representatives they lead to deer on the side of a political and financial fringe four months ago because of the debt ceiling hike.
Trump which can be dealt with Biden next year’s presidential elections, he ordered his congressmen “paralyzed” to the federal government unless Democrats agree to “all” of their budget demands.
For Biden There is no doubt: the ball is in the Republicans’ court house of Representatives. On the contrary, the Republican president in that room Kevin McCarthy selected at the expense of the transactions of the Trumpists, accusing the Democrats of wanting “the government is paralyzed”.
“Closing” in 2018
During the presidency of Trump United States live in 2018 the “closing” (federal government shutdown) longer. According to various estimates, the GDP American then lost more than 3 billion dollars.
Hours before the deadline, deer preparing for a new paralysis of public services. Officials were briefed Thursday on the upcoming situation.
Most of America’s national parks, such as Yosemite or Yellowstone, will remain closed. Severe disruption to air traffic is also expected.
Likewise, food aid beneficiaries can also be disadvantaged.
Every week that the federal government is paralyzed, it costs the GDP US 0.2 point growth in the fourth quarter according to economists from Goldman Sachs.