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Submission + - U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed 2

theodp writes: CNN reports that the U.S. government shut down at 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday after lawmakers in the House and the Senate could not agree on a spending bill to fund the government. Federal employees who are considered essential will continue working. But employees deemed non-essential — close to 800,000 — will be furloughed, and most of those are supposed to be out of their offices within four hours of the start of business Tuesday.
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U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

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  • An important story, obviously, at least for those in North America. I clicked the '+' and 'interesting' but, oh, how tempting it was to click 'funny'...

  • The president?
    The vice president?
    All their assorted hangers-on and boot-lickers?
    Both houses of Congress?
    All THEIR assorted hangers-on and boot-lickers?
    The Secret Service.
    The NSA.
    The FBI.
    The CIA.
    The TSA.
    Any other "agencies" I may have missed?

    Or are they just putting a bunch of mailmen, janitors and secretaries who actually DO something for a living on unpaid leave?

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