1. A government shutdown would not affect the intelligence services; they're considered essential.2. Nor would it affect Congress, which is a great place to find contempt for people.3. It would, however, cost billions of dollars relative to continuing to operate, so even if you believe that the government "wastes money" a shutdown would be relatively more wasteful.
@Anon -- Useful reality check, but it was mostly tongue in cheek. Now, I await the debate over what government SHOULD be doing with our money.
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