Observations, pictures, and sketches highlight the transition of moving to the nations's Capitol after 30 years of living in the Midwest. A clash in cultures? Maybe not!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Government Shutdown - Again?
Since last April, the Federal workforce has been threatened with the potential of a government shutdown. The first time was rather scary- because it felt imminent, and a lot of my co-workers were talking about it. Administrative staff spent a lot of time making sure policies were prepared in the event it actually happened- and it never did. The second time was just a couple months ago, and I lost my enthusiasm about even finding out about it. This time is literally a joke. No one even talks about it. I have never heard of such nonsense. In the private sector, this sort of thing just would not happen- or you would go out of business. We are already in the third month of the new fiscal year that started in October- and do not have an approved budget in place. It really balls up normal operating procedures... does anyone really care?