Skip to comments.Shutdown affected us in ways we did not see (not a joke)
Posted on 10/18/2013 3:26:28 PM PDT by Libloather
CHICAGO (AP) Our food was a little less safe, our workplaces a little more dangerous. The risk of getting sick was a bit higher, our kids' homework tougher to complete.
The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in far-off Washington, but it crept into our lives in small, subtle ways from missed vegetable inspections to inaccessible federal websites.
The "feds" always are there in the background, setting the standards by which we live, providing funds to research cures for our kids' illnesses, watching over our food supply and work environment.
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....but it crept into our lives in small, subtle ways
it being shutdown, not the fed gubmnt
This is precisely how many Germans felt about the Nazi’s rejuvination of German State in the 1930’s.
"The Tea Party ate my homework!"
I have been fighting a horrible sinus infection for ten days now. I thought it was 'AGBF', but now I know it was the shutdown.
The best bet is to be aware that the feds really try to involve themselves in our lives, overtly and covertly, and that in future we need to work to get them out of our lives.
It is not the purpose of the federal government to involve itself in our lives. And on the rare occasion that they are authorized to, they typically need to go through the states.
When pressed, most people cite the census as one such thing. But the census is *only* and *exclusively* for them to have an “actual enumeration”. Nothing else, no matter how much they crave such statistics. It’s not part of their job, and it is not within their authority. And it needs to end.
Even the military draft, when it is in effect, is supposed to go through the states, not direct to the people.
The federals, and the progressives, have pushed things so far that the states need to seriously consider an “anti-federal largess to individuals” amendment to the constitution.
In the meantime, a conservative congress and president can go far in that direction by turning all largess to individuals into block grants for the states.
How did anyone survive before the advent of BIG brother?
I can’t believe we survived.
This dumb ass crap is the least of our problems. Besides, the people running things don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground.
That’s because the Obama administration has put us all in darkness.
However, we DID feel it when we all got the prostate check.
Good grief. How ever did my generation live so long without OSHA, FDA, EPA, Education Dept and all the other money sponges in DC. Perhaps my kids could have gotten doctorate degrees instead of just masters if they would only have had a computer while they were growing up!
WHAT?! What a blithering didiot. OMG. Before all the protective agencies, I was once wounded by a Mattel Fanner Fifty. But, I survived.
from the you didn’t build it crowd of marxists.
If this hack was really concerned he would have gone out there on his own time.
His ideal is the All Powerful State with absolute control over the individual.
I know clearly the heart and soul of people like this author -- give him absolute power and he would be no less evil than Hitler -- he would just exterminate Conservatives instead of Jews.
This author has evil in his heart.
Rush was reading this today.
How did our forefathers who built this country ever survive without the nanny state?
Good grief. This is pathetic.
I feel much safer under the watchful eyes of the federal government. I guess I'll go ask the EPA if I can use the bathroom.
It will be interesting to read the comments at the Yahoo site.
I was surprised when I read them.
About 99% were slamming him quite vigorously. I'd gather many American's are openly hostile to sycophantic supporters of an All Powerful State.
It’s like that most of the time. Occasionally there is a convergence of zombies, but surprisingly infrequent.
And the scare tactics go on - my daughter got a panicky text from her cousin, a sophomore at the University of Delaware, at the height of the shutdown, asking for reassurance that things would turn out all right because her economics teacher had told the class that “the nation is in crisis and you’ll all end up eating dog food if the congress doesn’t do something” - no wonder we’ve got a country of zombies......
My question is WHY are the websites down?
You pay for a website month to month or year to year and put them up and they stay there. Maybe info doesn’t get ADDED but what was there should be there during the shutdown.
They don’t pay for the sites day to day, so this was ridiculous that the sites were down.
Students should have gone to the ‘way back machine’ for the info. The internet is huge and copied.