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    American Goverment

    Does anyone understand what they mean by a goverment shut down????
     
         
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    Re: American Goverment

    It's basically when your government can't sort out it's financial budget and thus because they don't have the funds directed they have to shutdown all "non essential" services

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    Congress would force a government shutdown on 8 April, 2011 if their plan to reduce the U.S. federal budget deficit is not resolved[1]. This could leave 800,000 furloughed workers without a job, out of 2 million civilian federal employees. [2][3] Congressional leaders will meet on April 7, 2011 to agree on budget cuts in an effort to stave off a government shutdown. But federal agencies are already beginning preparations for potential closures.[4]
    Things that won't be shutdown are things like Police, Firefighters, Air Traffic, Corrections, etc.
     
         

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