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View Diary: Throughout nation, Republican shutdown already having local impact (62 comments)

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  •  Just because the sky didn't fall yesterday (1+ / 0-)
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    everything will be fine with eliminating these government programs and jobs.  Seems to be a prevalent wingnut assessment after one day.   Same perspective as the company that considers a strategic plan to be next quarter's numbers.  No long term view.

    There are more pressing priorities, but my daughter was furloughed from her part time USDA job yesterday.  She is a plant pathologist and grad student at UC Davis working on a new and dangerous virus affecting orange trees.  Stopped for now.  I feel bad for her USDA colleagues for whom their career (not limited to plant pathology and orange trees) is a full time job supporting families.

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