Talk:Partial government shutdown

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This article has fallen victim to political rhetoric. A government "shutdown" does not actually stop the operation of any branch of the government. Certain non-essential operations, which aren't funding, could slow down or stop if the workers choose to walk out (thinking they might not got paid after funding is restored - and it always has been restored after the political fur that was flying finally settled).

Terms like "government shutdown" and "shut down the government" are most likely designed to scare people into sense of urgency, so they'll support spending bills. --Ed Poor Talk 13:55, 13 April 2011 (EDT)

On second thought, we're all adults here. So we know that "government shutdown" doesn't mean the military return from overseas duty, the White House is locked up, and the rest of the federal government takes a vacation. Let's find a way to take the sting out of the exaggeration in the intro. --Ed Poor Talk 10:48, 27 September 2013 (EDT)