Government Goes On!

If a continuing resolution is not passed by the Congress by 3/27/13, the Obama administration will be forced to shut down activities funded by appropriations and all non-essential government operations. But this isn’t that ominous. Only 40% of federal spending relies on appropriations and two-thirds of that is considered “essential” and thus will continue even absent Congressional funding. Thus, each day the government is closed costs only about $2 billion.

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