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21 surprising effects of the government shutdown you havenít heard about(And...Then?)
Washington Post ^ | 10/02/13 | Caitlin Dewey

Posted on 10/02/2013 11:42:05 AM PDT by Vendome

The government shutdown will temporarily slash the staffs and operations of every “nonessential” federal program — which, as you can imagine, adds up to a whole lot of programs. There are the ones you know about, like the national parks and the panda cam. Then there’s everything else.....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: aca; andthen; dontcare; govtshutdown; obamacare; ridiculous; stoopit

1 posted on 10/02/2013 11:42:05 AM PDT by Vendome
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To: Vendome

no Meat and Poultry Hotline???
Oh the Hugh Manatees!!!


2 posted on 10/02/2013 11:44:09 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Vendome

I’m not seeing much in the way of anything that justifies asking the GOP to bend on funding Obamacare.


3 posted on 10/02/2013 11:47:03 AM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again. 969)
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To: Vendome
Since the 0bama regime has apparently admits these “nonessential programs” can be eliminated, congress should take that list and eliminate each and every one. That's how you get started on reducing a $17 TRILLION debt.
4 posted on 10/02/2013 11:47:08 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Exactly, and that is why the democrats will cave. We can’t have Americans figure out they are better off without government can we? hmmmm....I think this government shut down is a beautiful thing


5 posted on 10/02/2013 11:55:06 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: Vendome
17) No one will advise the government on “matters pertaining to the arts.” And there is, in fact, an entire commission devoted to just that type of advice.

That one sounds like one of the budget items from the movie Dave.

6 posted on 10/02/2013 11:56:32 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (So Obama "inherited" a mess? Firemen "inherit" messes too. Ever see one put gasoline on it?)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Last night on his show Hugh Hewitt, who has long been a hand-wringer on this stuff, had done a complete 180 and was enthusiastic about the benefits of continuing the shutdown.

Times have changed since 1996, my friend.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 11:56:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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...“nonessential” federal program — which, as you can imagine, adds up to a whole lot of programs.

I can't believe the WaPo compost is actually admitting that there are a "whole lot" on "nonessential" programs!!!

8 posted on 10/02/2013 12:00:38 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: MeganC

Zactly


9 posted on 10/02/2013 12:03:16 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Seems to me ridiculous that the BLM is closing unimproved land, such as the scrubland/wasteland around here. I have seen only one BLM employee on that land in several years.


10 posted on 10/02/2013 12:06:39 PM PDT by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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Gosh, I feel so sorry for the poor whales....../S

And - I don’t believe this one;

(16) Only 15 people will care for the White House and the Obama family, down from their usual 90.


11 posted on 10/02/2013 12:09:00 PM PDT by potlatch
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Good Lord. We is doomed.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 12:15:25 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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What I want to know is, will we still receive invaluable dietary advice from The Office Of The First Lady?
inquiring minds want to know what to eat.
What will we do? Where will we go?
Rhett Reid: “Frankly my dears ....”.


13 posted on 10/02/2013 12:21:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Vendome

Only our government would hire non-essential personnel.


14 posted on 10/02/2013 12:26:23 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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Other than E-verify, they can all stay shut down as far as I care.


15 posted on 10/02/2013 12:36:28 PM PDT by Hugin
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If the GOP doesn’t fold by Friday, Obama is going to shut off gravity....women impacted the most.


16 posted on 10/02/2013 12:58:27 PM PDT by Gator113 (The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Obama must resign.)
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"10) The Department of Agriculture will not operate its popular 25-year-old “Meat and Poultry Hotline.”"

"So what are you and your wife doing this Friday night, Sid?"

"Oh, we're both looking forward to calling the Meat and Poultry Hotline...it's a gas!"

17 posted on 10/02/2013 1:07:49 PM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Vendome

16) Only 15 people will care for the White House and the Obama family, down from their usual 90.

(chortle!)


18 posted on 10/02/2013 2:00:16 PM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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