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How the Bureaucracy Prepared for the Shutdown

A bottomless pit

While both Houses of the Congress argued about the terms of the Continuing Resolution to fund the Federal government, the bureaucracy prepared for the shutdown by a frenzy of year-end spending. Like most large organizations the philosophy of “spend it or lose it” prevails. The bureaucracies of large government spend endless hours tracking their spending Continue Reading

The Shutdown: Finding Out What We’re Paying For

The Shutdown has began but based on media reports it’s more like a slimdown. Our troops will be paid. Our retirees will be paid. Social Security recipients will be paid. About 800,000 non-essential workers will be temporarily furloughed. The major impact will be felt in the affluent capital region. Keep in mind that while much Continue Reading

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