Government shutdown: Oddly, we’ve survived the Apocalypse before

**Posted by Phineas

Real busy day today, but I wanted to share this graphic listing prior government shutdowns –including five during the sainted Carter administration– to remind us all that, should the Senate under Harry Reid refuse to fund the government, we’ve been there before.

And yet –somehow– we lived to tell the horrific tale.

(Link to full-size image)

Not that there won’t be people inconvenienced, some seriously, if a shutdown goes on for more than a few days. Jim Geraghty provides a good summary while asking “What does the Right gain from a government shutdown?” But it should help dispel the notion that this is the terrible, awful, we’re-all-gonna-die!! event Reid, Obama, and Pelosi would have us believe it is.

via someone on Twitter. Sorry, lost the link.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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