Government Shut Down Haults “The Deadliest Job in The World” [VIDEO]
I try to avoid a lot of t.v., but sometimes I just get sucked in, especially when the show is about things I have zero knowledge about.
Obviously somebody has to go out and catch the crab you enjoy for dinner, special occasions and New Years Eve.... but I never really stopped and thought how this job was done until Discovery Channel came up with the reality show, "Deadliest Catch".
This isn't your brainless entertainment of 20-somethings going out and drinking beer until they throw up in somebody's shoes, this is about extremely hard working people who put their lives on the line AND spend a good majority of their life at sea, praying the sea won't swallow them up. It truly has to be one of the hardest jobs the world has to offer... if you've ever watched one episode, you know what I'm talking about.
The captains of these huge ships spends hundreds of thousands of dollars and even millions of dollars in some cases to keep their boat fishing, their crew paid, food on the table (both at home and on the boat) the guys who fish for a living every single year are in danger of NOT being able to provide for their families, their crew and their family or themselves because of the government shutdown.
Captain of the "Wizard" Keith Colburn sat down with Jake Tapper, from "The Lead With Jake Tapper" on CNN, AFTER Captain Colburn hit Capitol Hill to urge congress to end the shut down. Watch below and see how the shut down is affecting not only the fishermen, but the fisheries, processors and down the line.