Government Has Shut Down 18 Times Since 1976

Not the End of the World

NPR points out:

Since a new process was put into place in 1976, the U.S. government has shut down 17 times [Update: Make that 18]. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan each dealt with six shutdowns during their terms in office, lasting anywhere from one day to 2 1/2 weeks.

The last actual shutdown came in 1996 ….  The last shutdown lasted three weeks ….

This is not to say that there a shutdown would have no effect … but it is not the end-of-the-world scenario which some would paint it to be.

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  • gozounlimited

    Yosemite National Park, closed for its own birthday….. but not really. Yosemite Lodge, The Wawona and the Awahnee Hotels are still open and honoring reservations….. so it’s open…..

 

 

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