Here’s the truth: The government doesn’t shut down

House Speaker John Boehner walks through the Capitol this week. He and Republicans are in the middle of a fight about whether or not to fund the government. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Here's the truth: The government doesn't shut down

Here's the truth about a government "shutdown." The government doesn't shut down.So the world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before the new budget year begins on Oct. 1.Social Security checks will still go out. Troops will remain at their posts. Doctors and hospitals will get their Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. In fact, virtually every essential government agency, like the FBI, the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, will remain open. …

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