Since 22. december 2018, the UNITED states has not had a fully functioning state apparatus.
instead, hundreds of thousands of public employees ordered to stay home, while other hundreds of thousands have been told to take care of their work, even though they may not get paid a salary.
It is the consequence of that country's politicians have not been able to agree on a budget, and therefore, there is not actually set aside the money to pay the many government employees in the country.
And the situation looks right now to be more or less frozen, with Donald Trump obstinately maintain that he will have the money to fund a wall on the border between the UNITED states and Mexico, and otherwise he will veto all budgets.
Trump, things were in no way easier to the Democrats after the turn of the year have gained majority in the House of Representatives, why Trump and the Republicans will have to agree with the Democrats, before a budget can be adopted.
The so far longest-lasting shutdown, or 'shutdown' of the us state apparatus took place in the period between 16. december 1995 and 6. January 1996. A total period of 22 days.
But it does not suggest that there is someone who really will put themselves in the harness to solve the current deadlock and prevent a dull record, and on Friday threatened Donald Trump with that the shutdown could last 'months or years'.
So wrong ends, however, it hardly, assesses the Niels Bjerre-Poulsen is associate professor at the Center for American Studies at the University of Southern denmark.
But on the other hand, there are many who believe that it is different than other shutdowns, because there is talk about a specific debate, but it is rather about a president who does not offer one or another, but which will have her will, says Niels Bjerre-Poulsen for Additional Magazine.
Parts of the UNITED states'national parks have been shut down. Yet three people lost their lives in the country's national parks, p.t. is without or with limited staff. Photo: AP
And the current situation also suits the Democrats just fine politically, since polls indicate that the public blames Trump for the current deadlock. Therefore they are also not ready to give up.
- the Democratic argument is also that if they give up at this point, so will the Trump do it again and again and shut the government down, every time he does not get it, he will have, he says.
Meanwhile, begins the consequences of the shutdown starting to hit around the UNITED states, where it not only means that public employees do not get their salary, but other companies are also affected by that public employees do not spend their money in local businesses.
It shows, among other things, a report from the Washington Post in the small town of Ogden, Utah, where the cafes have to close earlier because they have fewer customers than normal, because public servants are reluctant to spend money.
Facts: The u.s. shutdown
Though Trump in the first place had shown willingness to sign a budget where there was not funding for his grænsemur, ended up he to demand the money for the wall.
The first in the last end to end, the american state apparatus closed down 22. december, since that could not be achieved majority in the Senate.
the Shutdown has implications for the total to 800,000 out of 2.1 million federal employees.
About 400,000 people still need to take care of their jobs, as there is talk about the vital functions of society. However, they will only get paid the salary with retrospective effect, when there is adopted a budget.
The other 400.000, by contrast, has not worked since the state apparatus was shut down, and they don't get any salary at a later date for the missing working days.
so far three people have died in the country's national parks, which is believed to be due, that there is no staff in the parks.
the Closure is the third in 2018. The first took place between the 20. and 23. January, while the second took place in the first nine hours of 9. February 2018. The second shutdown, however, had no real significance, since the decommissioning took place in the night, and there was adopted a budget before the work day began.read more Close
- It starts to become really critical for those people, there is no salary given, and it also begins to be critical when people who are employed in the security checks at the airport, say they can't afford to be at, and instead sygemelder or find jobs in private companies, " says Niels Bjerre-Poulsen.
now are several airports also being affected by an unusually large number of sick leaves among the security staff, told news agency AP on Sunday.
the transport authorities have acknowledged that there is an increased number of sick leaves in the beginning of the year. Photo: AP
The human consequences of Donald Trump, however, has not been mentioned yet.
- In some strange sense, it is perhaps also, because Trump did not immediately have an overview of, that it actually has consequences for the people around to shut the government down. It is as if it is just a symbolic thing for him, says Niels Bjerre-Poulsen.
Trump holding firm in that he will have a wall - though he has recently said, that the good must be of steel instead of concrete. Photo: AP
A possible solution to the deadlock of trench warfare can be, if the Trump gives the Democrats concessions in relation to the so-called 'Dreamers', who are children of illegal immigrants, the Obama administration gave the opportunity to work legally in the UNITED states.
Alternatively, do the elected republicans even take to and contribute to adoption with two-thirds of the votes, and thus to outshine the president's veto.
It does not indicate, however, that the interim is willing to such a model, as the Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, has promised that it will not vote for something that Trump does not back up - even though there was previously a consensus on a budget.
- What you might see is the republican senators, who begin to fall from and say that they want to vote for. And it puts the pressure on Mitch McConnell, who will say that it does not come to a vote, if the president does not like it.
- So there are many balls in the air, but it is slightly ended up with a game of who blinks first, says Niels Bjerre-Poulsen.
Mitch McConnell is a pressed man during the decommissioning. Photo: AP