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WaterCooler, Tuesday! 9/27/2016 – Open Thread – Government Shutdown, etc…

Government Shutdown: Is it that time of the year again? Congress is not set to pass a budget by October 1st. Instead, they will decide on a continuing resolution (CR) which is, in essence, a kick-the-can-down-the-primrose-path appropriations bill. Since 2001 only four times has October 1st set eyes on a funded federal government. Since President Obama said "I do solemnly swear that I will (.
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