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'It's business as usual' for Salt Lake County employees despite government shutdown

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  • Daniel Leifker San Francisco, CA
    Oct. 9, 2013 7:43 a.m.

    This shutdown is very suspicious. Today I needed the exact time for something, so I went to the government site (time.gov) that I've used for years to get the official U.S. time. It was off-line, with a message that said "not available due to lapse in government funding." So I went to the U.S. Naval Observatory site, which was happily running. Seems to me like different people in the government are interpreting the shutdown differently. That's a scary thought, actually. It makes me wonder whether the bureaucracy has reached escape velocity and now does whatever it wants regardless of Congressional actions.

  • Beverly Eden, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 7:25 a.m.

    This shameful politics. I will not vote for our Utah congressional delegation. Every member of our delegation is part of the problem. As a life long republican, I vote in every election - including school boards and bond election. I will vote this coming election and I will not vote for any member of our delegation - ever again.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 6:07 a.m.

    It seems we are back to 1980, before Reagan began his efforts to push control and costs back to local government.
    A closer look at these programs will show that the funding is far less than the mandate, but it is job security for some bureaucrats in Washington.

  • JayTee Sandy, UT
    Oct. 8, 2013 10:36 p.m.

    Kinda magnifies the fallacy of the Federal government stealing our money and then giving some of it back to us if we behave and agree, doesn't it? First it's confiscated, and then we have to dance to their tune to see any of the "federal" (i.e., our) money coming back. When will we start to approach a thing called sanity in this country?