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      04-06-2011, 06:07 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Gavin@MMW View Post
Well ya, people would notice. 1.9 million people could be temporarily laid off due to this. I think someone would notice that...
No one would get laid off. They would be put on a temporary furlough.

Government was shut down twice in 1995. Nothing happened.
It's all grandstanding and high school drama bullshit.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...utdown_of_1995
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The 1995 "shutdown" of the United States federal government was the result of a conflict between Democratic President Clinton and the Republican-controlled Congress over funding for Medicare, education, the environment and public health. It took place after Clinton vetoed the spending bill which Congress sent him. Thereupon, the Federal government of the United States put non-essential government workers on furlough and suspended non-essential services from November 14 through November 19, 1995 and from December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996 (see budget crisis). The major players were President Bill Clinton and the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich.
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