Anonymous wrote:They should pass a law to suspend bills and mortgages etc.. for those contractors and government workers affected by the shutdown
There actually is some protection for active duty military. IIRC they can't be sued for unpaid bills/mortgages, and they are entitled to lower interest rates on some debt?
usually this is only for deployed personnel (your interest rates can't go up, for example, when you're deployed...in fact, they are required to be lowered if your rates are high).
However, active duty military will get paid during a shut down.
congress isn't that stupid. next to old people and rich people, they don't want to piss off military officers (enlisted have no political power).