The government is shut down and thousands of government workers have been sent home. But it has NOT stopped the ridiculous spending in Washington.
While open air monuments are "closed" at the President's direction .. if HE wants to chill at CAMP DAVID no problem it's OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
Most of the Camp David employees are still on the job and will stay on the job during the government shutdown including chefs, gardeners, electricians -- everyone who keeps the place up and running. More than 250 Camp David staffers are still going to work and getting paid.
The shutdown during the Clinton Presidency cost taxpayers about $1.5 billion in 22 days. According to IHS Global Insight, this latest shutdown could cost the U.S. economy $1.6 billion per week — and NBC News reported it would cost $12.5 million per HOUR!!
Here are seven things that the government, has decided it's wise to spend YOUR MONEY on during the current shutdown.
1. Federal agencies created new websites to tell visitors that they don’t have enough funding to run the old websites.
Federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Park Service, have created new splash pages to tell visitors that they don’t have enough money or manpower to maintain their normal websites. The Internal Revenue Service website will be active, but won’t be updated — at least they’re not auditing you.
According to USA Today, even Capitol Hill’s Twitter feed will be impacted. The newspaper reports that, “Twitter followers received a message from the architect of the U.S. Capitol proclaiming certain accounts will be inactive. A message posted on first lady Michelle Obama’s Twitter account said tweets would be limited ‘due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government.’”
2. The feds shut down the parking lot of Mt. Vernon, but not the park itself.
In another brilliant move, the National Park Service closed off the parking lot to Mt. Vernon, the home of the country’s first president George Washington. Since Mt. Vernon is privately owned, the NPS can’t shut down the park, so they instead opted to shut down the parking lot at the popular tourist attraction.
The news came from one brave man on Twitter who has been tweeting to the world all day about how the parking lot (well, at least one parking lot at the time this report was being written) was closed, despite Mt. Vernon officials saying it was open.
Read the whole list here: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/02/seven-stupid-things-the-govt-spent-money-on-during-the-shutdown/