Government shutdown can continue indefinitely

Government Shutdown? 36 Facts Which Prove That Almost Everything Is Still Running

All of this whining and crying about a “government shutdown” is a total joke.  You see, there really is very little reason why this “government shutdown” cannot continue indefinitely because almost everything is still running.  63 percent of all federal workers are still working, and 85 percent of all government activities are still being funded during this “shutdown”.

 Yes, the Obama administration has been making a big show of taking down government websites and blocking off the World War II Memorial, but overall business in Washington D.C. is being conducted pretty much as usual.  It turns out that the definition of “essential personnel” has expanded so much over the years that almost everyone is considered “essential” at this point.  In fact, this shutdown is such a non-event that even referring to it as a “partial government shutdown” would really be overstating what is actually happening.

 The following are 36 facts which prove that almost everything is still running during this government shutdown…

#1 According to U.S. Senator Rand Paul, 85 percent of all government activities are actually being funded during this “government shutdown”.
#2 Approximately 1,350,000 “essential” federal employees will continue to work during this “government shutdown”.
#3 Overall, 63 percent of the federal workforce will continue to work during this “government shutdown”.
#4 The U.S. Postal Service will continue to deliver our mail.
#5 U.S. military personnel will remain on duty and will continue to get paid.
#6 Social Security recipients will continue to get their benefits.
#7 Medicare recipients will continue to get their benefits.
#8 Medicaid recipients will continue to get their benefits.
#9 Food stamp recipients will continue to get their benefits.
#10 Those on unemployment will continue to get their benefits.
#11 Federal retirees will continue to get their pensions.
#12 The federal school lunch program has enough money to go through at least the end of this month.
#13 Public schools all over the country will continue to stay open.
#14 Almost all federal law enforcement officials will continue working.
#15 The Federal Reserve will remain “completely functional“.
#16 The Supreme Court will continue to operate normally and federal courts have enough money to keep going for at least two weeks.
#17 TSA employees will continue to molest travelers at our airports.
#18 Air traffic controllers will continue to monitor traffic at our airports.
#19 Hopelessly outmanned border patrol agents will continue to try to stem the tide of illegal immigration.
#20 Visas and passports will continue to be issued by the State Department.
#21 The Veterans Administration will continue to offer substandard medical services, and it will be able to continue processing benefit payments at least for now.
#22 The Obama administration apparently has plenty of money to spend on closing open-air memorials that are usually open to the public 24 hours a day.
#23 The Department of Defense announced the awarding of 94 new contracts worth a combined total of more than 5 billion dollars on September 30th – the day right before the “government shutdown”.
#24 The “government shutdown” has not prevented the new two billion dollar NSA spy center from opening up.
#25 Federal prisons will continue to operate normally.
#26 Amtrak trains will continue to run.
#27 The Patent and Trademark Office will be open.
#28 The Consumer Product Safety Commission will continue to issue product recalls if the products “create an immediate threat to the safety of human life“.
#29 The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center will continue to track weather patterns.
#30 If the federal government needs to respond to a natural disaster, this “shutdown” will not affect that.
#31 NASA will continue to support the Mars Rover and the two American astronauts up on the International Space Station.
#32 All city employees of the D.C. government have been deemed “essential” and will continue to go to work.
#33 Even though the Obamacare exchanges are not working properly, people will still be able to access them.
#34 The IRS will continue to collect taxes, but it will be suspending punitive audits of conservative organizations.
#35 Barack Obama will continue to get paid for the full duration of this “shutdown”.
#36 The U.S. Congress will continue to get paid for the full duration of this “shutdown”.
Of course not everything is operating normally during this government shutdown.  Government parks are closed.  The EPA and the Department of Energy have almost totally closed up shop.  But overall, most Americans are not going to notice much of a difference.
And perhaps now is a good time for the American people to evaluate whether or not they actually need a gigantic federal government that wastes enormous mountains of our money.

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Only online is it real and instant –

Hey! Guess what – the ENTIRE FRIGGIN NASA website is DOWN! Now, just a minute, I know it says that a ‘lack of funding’ has caused the web service to be deleted – but you know what – those servers are still there, I bet there is still power to keep the memory chips fired and the air-conditioning keeps the place cool, and I bet you there are phones still switched on… Let’s just think this through – how much money, really, considering that all the webpages are already designed and loaded, does it cost to run those NASA webpages? I mean, lets say an outside agency is paid once a month by NASA…. You would think NASA would pay their bill via some kind of INVOICE…. Usually 30-days-to-pay, right? How come all these government websites are DOWN – almost immediately ????

It just does not make sense – its almost as if the entire government web system is run hand-to-mouth financially and if a couple of days pass without there being cash to spend the whole thing goes down!

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3 Responses to “Government shutdown can continue indefinitely”

  1. Anonymous says:

    ‘Government’ are just the payed and bought for scum in suits that try to fool the nation.

    The people that pull their strings and pay ‘government’ their wages never let up.

    The farce is that people think their ‘vote’ counts. You are just voting for the same scum but under a different name every 4 years.

    Wake up!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Makes sense to me that while NASA and other government sites are down the mice will play. Perfect opportunity for a strike on the US more especially the longer the government shutdown.
    Much has been said about the financial collapse of the US around the end of the year together with a major event around the middle of November just 7 weeks away. Seems America is in its death throws.

    Gordon.

  3. Tapestry says:

    Equally much of it could be deception. Create a panic. Buy. Panic over. Sell. Tidy profit.

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