A Shutdown That Actually Affects Everyone: Blocking Oil Production and Distribution

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Won’t Gas Lines Be Fun?
And Wait Until You See the Prices

What do governments have – that no private sector company has?

Employer-designated “non-essential personnel.”

Merriam Webster’s dictionary offers up the following “non-essential” synonyms:

“Dispensable, gratuitous, inessential, needless, uncalled-for, unessential, unnecessary, unwarranted.”

Thank God governments hire oh-so-many of these people.

We are in the midst of a federal government shutdown.  A result of which – is ~850,000 non-essential personnel are furloughed.

A result of which – is we have been subjected to a rash of panicked Leftist media (please pardon the redundancy) “news” stories.  Where they freak out about the prospective recession a prolonged government shutdown might cause. (more…)

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