A Republican World – Another ‘Make A New Reality Because What Actually Happened Makes Us Look Like Fools’ Edition – Republican Congressman Says The Government Didn’t Shut Down During The Government Shutdown’
So………when Congress does not pass legislation to fund the Government it’s no longer a ‘shutdown’ according to former Governor and now Congressman Mark Sanford.
“The government didn’t shut down,” Sanford said. “I mean everyone likes to describes it as such … the president in some cases shut down parts of government that were most visible to people. People were still getting their Social Security checks. They’re still enacting … enrolled in Medicare. I mean, I could go through a lot of different functions of government. You know, we had planes that were flying on a nightly basis … you know, using pieces of sort of our national infrastructure grid. So a lot of things were happening.”
‘An estimated 800,000 of the more than 2 million workers that are employed by the federal government were “nonessential” and furloughed when the shutdown began on Oct. 1, 2013. Some, such as civilian workers at the Department of Defense, returned to work as the shutdown dragged on.
From : http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/republican-congressman-says-the-government-didnt-shut-down-d