Slack Chat: There’s more than one way to skin a donkey

J: So the government is shut down… what does it mean to the man on the street? T: Nothing. It never means anything unless it goes on for a long time. And it won’t. J: Do Social Security checks go out if the government is shut down? T: Yes. Essential services … I could be wrong, but the only thing it means is that a bunch of clerks get furloughed, and you can’t get into the national parks. J: And the trains don’t run on time. T: Yeah, that’s a huge hardship in Spokane, where we all take the train…

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