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If the federal government shuts down on Tuesday, some employees will continue reporting to their departments and agencies, while others will be furloughed.

Renewable energy researchers, food inspectors, actuaries and winery permit processors stay home. 

And from the WaPo Wonkblog "Everything You Need to Know About How a Government Shutdown Works":

Alternatively, we can see what happened in 1995 and 1996, the last two times the federal government actually shut down for a few weeks. These examples all come from a recent Congressional Research Service report, and they're only meant to be illustrative — a shutdown in 2013 could well differ in the details :

Health. The National Institutes of Health stopped accepting new patients for clinical research and stopped answering hotline calls about medial questions. The Centers for Disease Control stopped monitoring disease.

Law enforcement. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms stopped processing applications for firearms and alcohol. The federal government stopped work on about 3,500 bankruptcy cases as well as a number of child-support cases. The Border Patrol put a hold on hiring 400 new agents.

Parks and museums. The National Park Service closed 368 sites, such as Yosemite National Park in California. All told, some 7 million visitors were turned away. (One big exception was the south rim of the Grand Canyon, which stayed open only because Arizona agreed to pick up the tab.)

Closed! Well, unless Arizona wants to pay to operate it. (Ron Watts / Corbios)

Regulatory agencies. The Environmental Protection Agency closes down almost entirely during a shutdown. So do certain financial regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Although corporations can still file documents like 10Ks through automated systems, there's no one around to scrutinize the paperwork.

i will be staying home

That sucks, Jared.  Let's hope this is true:

"Privately, senior Republicans predicted that the closure would last at least a week. A fraction of today’s House Republicans were on Capitol Hill in 1995 and 1996 when a Republican-led Congress last shut down the government in a dispute over the budget with a Democratic president. Younger lawmakers don’t remember the pain the shutdown caused constituents, senior Republicans said. And many of them now question the conventional wisdom that the closures weakened the GOP presidential candidate in 1996 and nearly cost the party control of the House."

7 million people visit national parks each day?! Wow.

I wonder what's the longest people expect the government to stay shut down. 

sadly intrade is done there another good online betting site that would handle this>???

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