Countdown to a Federal Shutdown

by Gerri Willis

Don’t be afraid of a federal government shutdown!

Republicans and Democrats may be at an impasse over government spending, but at least one federal employee sees the bright side. “Close the Government down. I was in the last closedown and it was terrific. Unlike regular holidays this was unplanned so I had time to wax my car and do those other things that never get done. Ultimately, we got paid for not working,” writes an anonymous e-mailer to the website for the trade publication Government Executive.

Free vacation is the last thing we need to be awarding to federal employees with our $14.1 trillion debt and $1.65 trillion deficit.