Government shutdown open thread

Maybe it’s the anarchist in me, but I like the idea of a government shutdown.  Just as the sequester proved to be a non-issue (although I’m really sad about Fleet Week’s cancellation), I suspect that a federal government shutdown might reveal to a lot of people that our federal government, in addition to providing essential services (which will not be shutdown), also provides innumerable non-essential services that we can permanently do without.

The hardest hit — and I do feel for them — are federal employees.  I think many of them are union bullies, but the vast majority are ordinary people who got a job in the federal government and simply want to keep their job and their lifestyle.

What’s your opinion?