Really....post # 666?
NASA decided that if the contractors continue their tasks w/o direction from a civil servant that the work could continue. We have a spacecraft in test at NRL and since NRL has its own appropriation (already approved) our contractors are still at it. The problem with wanting to continue your job is that it lends credence to the idiots that say "See, we didn't need those government employees. We sent them home and nobody noticed." And when something turns into a big PR disaster, WII vets, we'll make an exception.
Next year, I say we refuse to approve a budget until we repeal the law that mandates car safety. Let the free market sort it out. One or more fatalities at a time.
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