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Government Has Shut Down 18 Times Since 1976

Posted By admin On October 1, 2013 @ 11:01 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Washington’s Blog [1]
October 1, 2013

NPR points out [2]:

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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URLs in this post:

[1] Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/10/government-has-shut-down-17-times-since-1976.html

[2] points out: http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/09/23/225462813/8-things-to-know-about-a-government-shutdown

[3] ‘Government Shut Down’ Won’t Actually Shut Down Government: http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-shut-down-wont-actually-shut-down-government.html

[4] A Government Shut-down Imperils the Power of Congress: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-government-shut-down-imperils-the-power-of-congress.html

[5] Swine flu ‘debacle’ of 1976 is recalled: http://www.prisonplanet.com/swine-flu-debacle-of-1976-is-recalled.html

[6] Federal Government Almost Shut Down Over Funding: http://www.prisonplanet.com/federal-government-almost-shut-down-over-funding.html

[7] Could the UK Government shut down the web?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/could-the-uk-government-shut-down-the-web.html

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