The government remains 85 percent functional during the so-called “shutdown”. Picking and choosing what is closed during the shutdown is the job of the executive branch, which is the government entity which enforces rules and regulations. Additional money is actually being used to enforce the shutdown, with examples to follow:
Cones are put up to block scenic overlooks on the roadside, which normally allow drivers to view Mt. Rushmore safely.
People are being driven out of their vacation homes, even if they own the homes, that are located on federal land. This is something like having a condo, and being forced to leave it because the land is not yours. It’s a bad deal. Consider what the feds are doing to people such as 77 year old Joyce Spencer and her 80 year old husband Ralph, who were tossed out of their Lake Mead property in Nevada. Do not buy a vacation home on federal land. It’s not a good idea to make a contract with such an unstable business as the U.S. government, which can be headed up by any unknown freak to whom the media takes a liking. (No link is provided to KNTV news, which is ABC.)
Park Rangers have been instructed to make life as difficult for people as possible. They are ordered to keep people away from private businesses which are located on federal land. Do not start a tourism business which is tied to a federal park. This administration is just too insane to run a business, and makes a very poor partner.
The TSA is blaming the government shut down for their inability to stop a 9 year old boy from successfully stowing away on a plane, with no accompanying adult.
The Obama administration has shut down the Amber alert website, but has left up Michelle’s “Let’s Move” website. LMAO at their priorities.
Harry Reid, aligning with the Zero Negotiation stance of his president, asked “why would he want to” ? fund NIH cancer treatment trials for sick children.
One bright spot amid the hostile activity of the Obama administration is that government regulations are not currently being written and promulgated. Let’s hope this continues.
The republicans even offered to commit suicide, by delaying the individual mandate TAX until after 2014, so the Democrats would not suffer losses based upon the anger of people who find that they can’t afford Obamacare. Obama refused this republican self immolation because he did not want it to appear that his opponents could move him one millimeter in any direction.
The Petulant one is running around telling people that the government will default on its debt if he does not get his way. This, of course, will be his choice, because the government continues to take in enough revenue to pay the interest on the debt. That means no default is necessary unless Obama wants it.
While you are observing the vindictiveness of the executive branch: the Obama administration, as it reacts to the resistance from Congress, remember that America put him in charge of health care, and this is the guy EXECUTING policy, willy-nilly, that might mean death for you.
10/11/13 UPDATE: The Blaze catches up with Pharmer on the expense of closing federal parks and monuments. CLICK.