83% of the US Government is still Running

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    83% of the US Government is still Running


    "Based on estimates drawn from CBO and OMB data, 83 percent of government operations will continue. This figure assumes that the government pays amounts due on appropriations obligated before the shutdown ($512 billion), spends $225 billion on exempted military and civilian personnel, pays entitlement benefits for those found eligible before the shutdown (about $2 trillion), and pays interest costs when due ($237 billion). This is about 83 percent of projected 2014 spending of $3.6 trillion."

    So the government shutdown, at least as measured by money spent, is really a 17 percent government shutdown. Perhaps that is why the effects of the shutdown, beyond some of the most visible problems, like at the monuments and memorials on the Washington Mall, don't seem to have the expected intensity.


    http://washingtonexaminer.com/wheres-sense-of-crisis-in-a-17-percent-government-shutdown/article/2536862

    If part of the 83 percent weren't spending all their time trying to lock down the 17% it's quite possible that you wouldn't notice any "shutdown" at all.

     

     
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    Re: 83% of the US Government is still Running

    I dare one of you to call the White House and ask if the Government is still running...

    "Why yes, yes it is, why are you asking Sonny?"

    "Well, YOU BETTER CATCH IT!!!"


    haw haw haw

     

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    Re: 83% of the US Government is still Running

    83% of the government is still running...

    AND WE ARE STILL BORROWING 40% of the money to fund that 83%!!!!

    This is what happens when you let the children decide what's for dinner.

     
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    Re: 83% of the US Government is still Running

    This is what happens when you let the children decide what's for dinner.

    Chicken fingers and mac and cheese!

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    Re: 83% of the US Government is still Running

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

     

    I dare one of you to call the White House and ask if the Government is still running...

    "Why yes, yes it is, why are you asking Sonny?"

    "Well, YOU BETTER CATCH IT!!!"


    haw haw haw

     

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    Think for yourself, question authority.

     

    Haha..this reminds me of a joke from mu childhood..something about Prince Edward in a can, but I can't quite remember how it went.

     




     

     
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    Re: 83% of the US Government is still Running

    Yes..83 percent of government is still running, but not all these employees are getting paid. I have a friend who works for the local Social Security office. She is expected to report to work every day but she is not going to be paid until the shutdown is over....how long will that go on? She still has to pay childcare etc.

    I do some contract work on the side through a program that receives federal funding. I don't figure that income into my budget since the turnaround time for payment is so slow. I am still doing the contract work even though who knows how long payment will be delayed...but I am not willing to leave the two clients, already very vulnerable, in the lurch. There are no doubt thousands of others like me across the country. How long do you think most people can afford to do this?

    There are many government employees who are working without pay right now. I don't agree with the shutdown..but am of the opinion that if you are going to shut government down..then shut it down. When everyone feels the pain, perhaps then something will change.

    "It is not down in any map...trueplaces never are...." ( Melville)

     
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    Re: 83% of the US Government is still Running

    Wait for the debt ceiling, SB.

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    Re: 83% of the US Government is still Running

    Government shutdown is on the cons no matter how you try to lighten it up with your slim twist, or bury it.

    Yikes. deal with the loss, and your impending failure at the pols. Its sick and disgusting. Patriots my a..

     

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