The government, when it is “shut down”, almost all continue to work, particularly the people we really need (waived). And those who don’t are paid by their upcoming check. I was in the military for 30 years and saw this clown show several times. Obama closed very visible places that did not need to, as a political weapon. ALL of these politicians do this to benefit themselves. It’s hard to dig beneath the hoopla, to get to the facts, but that’s what citizens are supposed to do in a representative democracy.