The presidential line: Shutdown? What shutdown?


So if you ask federal agencies what they are doing in advance of a possible shutdown, you get vaguely similar answers. One of the main qualities they share is how unsatisfying they are.

From the Department of Homeland Security.

“The President has been clear that he does not want to see a shutdown, and we have heard similarly from Capitol Hill. We are committed to working together to make sure that we fund government so the American people get the services they need and rely on.”

From the General Services Administration.

“The Administration is working to keep the government up and running for the American people.  At this point we can’t speculate on the specifics about what a government shutdown would mean.”

Just move along. Nothing to see here.


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