The first government shutdown in 17 years is leaving many confused and irritated. With visitors arriving only to find “CLOSED” signs at the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian, National Parks, and other historic sites across the country, this being a “bad day” for the United States is an understatement. Callers looking for help from the government are reaching only voicemail. And federal employees are left wondering when they will return to work.
About 800,000 federal employees were sent home – a number greater than the combined U.S. workforces of Target, General Motors, Exxon and Google.
The effects played out in a variety of ways, from scaled-back operations at federal prosecutors’ offices and the FBI to revoke permits for dozens of weddings at historic sites in Washington. Campers at national parks were given two days to pack up and leave, and some parks were entirely closed to traffic…
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