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The 1970s were a really popular time for government shutdowns:

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/30/every-government-shutdown-ever-in-one-chart/

Commentary by The Secular Jurist:  The government shutdown that will likely occur tomorrow is directly the result of right-wing extremist ideology that is fundamentally opposed to the concepts of centralized governance, democracy, egalitarianism, and diversity.  Furthermore, their authoritarian tactics of using the threat of a government shutdown, or worse yet – a financial default, to push an agenda which was soundly defeated in the last two presidential elections, are nothing less than hostage-taking and political terrorism.

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2 thoughts on “Every government shutdown ever, in one chart

  1. Interesting I was not aware of other government shutdowns besides the one in the 90’s. You learn something new everyday.

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