Mayday! Mayday! This Ship Is Going Down!

Arthur Keith
ILLUMINATION-Curated
6 min readMay 6, 2024

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Trying to survive on a deficit budget.

“Titanic Sinking” by Willy Stöwer on Wikimedia Commons.

When the government says they’re going to shut down because they’re out of money, do they?

Well, yes and no.

The last time it happened was in 2018–2019, during the Trump administration, and was the most protracted shutdown in government history. For 35 days, hundreds of thousands of government workers…

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Arthur Keith
ILLUMINATION-Curated

My goal is to inform, educate, & entertain. Top writer in LGBTQ, Music, Climate Change. Directionally dyslexic with an excellent sense of direction.