While I've grown accustomed to the UT and local talking-head television stations reading directly from their respective political party newswires, I always thought NPR and Patch reported more from a perspective of the people - but not this time.
Yesterday - the first day of the first governmental shutdown in 17 years - I wrote a auto insurance policy for a new client who was switching from a high-limits full-coverage AAA policy to a minimum state liability policy - because she was laid-off - not furloughed - from her job with a private company that has some government contracts.
This morning, a client paying her monthly bill told me that her daughter's WIC was shutdown. On her way out, she told us she was headed to store for her daughter, because - "there's no more milk for the baby"!
But all the local headlines are about Commissaries, Parks, and other non-concerns that have no real consequence to most of us. Really? What the hell is that all about?
In general, people don't seem to care too much about the dysfunctional government or the federal shutdown, could the reason be they just don't know WTF is going on because the media is reporting - squirrel?