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October 2 2013

What’s Shut Down and What’s Open?

Vicki E. Alger

The Washington Post has compiled an expansive list, by agency, of the employees and department services that are suspended during the shutdown.

But Kudos to Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency for compiling a partial list of the federal agencies and entities that we’ll have to do without during the government shutdown. Yours truly supplied the available budget figures (outlays in 2013):

But don’t fret: Antonucci notes that “it appears the government will hang on to the Federal Helium Reserve a little while longer.”

Our federal government has important Constitutional work to do. It diminishes that work by exceeding the bounds of the law and common sense. Perhaps before the entities listed above and others are allowed to resume work, a thorough and public review of their purposes and costs to taxpayers should be conducted and voted upon.

Independent Women’s Forum’s mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. Sister organization of Independent Women’s Voice.
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