President Obama continues to throw his temper tantrum, unnecessarily shutting down war memorials and the like, while House conservatives pass bill after bill to the Democrat-controlled Senate, trying to get the government funded and running again, which Harry Reid refuses to put up for a vote. All the drama is being played out on cable news, but most of it is a joke. Why? Did you get your mail in your mailbox today? I’m guessing you did. Why would that be since the federal government runs the Post Office and the federal government is supposed to be shut down? Because the Post Office isn’t shut down. In fact, most of the government is not shut down at all.
Here’s a partial list of what’s running that I found:
#1 According to U.S. Senator Rand Paul, 85 percent of all government activities are actually being funded during this “government shutdown”.
#2Approximately 1,350,000 “essential” federal employees will continue to work during this “government shutdown”.
#3 Overall, 63 percent of the federal workforce will continue to work during this “government shutdown”.
#4 The U.S. Postal Service will continue to deliver our mail.
#5 U.S. military personnel will remain on duty and will continue to get paid.
#6 Social Security recipients will continue to get their benefits.
#7 Medicare recipients will continue to get their benefits.
#8 Medicaid recipients will continue to get their benefits.
#9 Food stamp recipients will continue to get their benefits.
#10 Those on unemployment will continue to get their benefits.
#11 Federal retirees will continue to get their pensions.
#12 The federal school lunch program has enough money to go through at least the end of this month.
#13 Public schools all over the country will continue to stay open.
#14 Almost all federal law enforcement officials will continue working.
#15 The Federal Reserve will remain “completely functional“.