Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

10 Surprising Shutdown Side Effects 10 Surprising Shutdown Side Effects

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member or subscriber? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Budget

10 Surprising Shutdown Side Effects

October 7, 2013

A dormant Federal government means no extinct T.rex bones. The Smithsonian Natural History Museum has postponed the arrival of "Wankel's Rex," a rare and nearly complete T.rex specimen. The October 11 move-in date has been pushed back to next April.

Less Obama care. Now only 15 staff members will attend to The White House and the Obama family, scaled down from their previous 90.

No ice cream for Congress!

 

No Panda Cam. The National Zoo cut the cam after Congress failed to pass a spending bill. The shutdown required The Smithsonian to "shutter many non-essential programs."

Slower streaming time on Netflix. Netflix's stock increased dramatically on the eve of the shutdown, offering a prediction of how people will spend their furlough time.

Fewer food trucks. DC food truck owners depend heavily on federal workers at L'Enfant Plaza, Federal Triangle, the Navy Yard and near the State Department to stay in business.

 

Museum closures. The budget impasse prevents federally funded museums' "ability to raise even the private funds," and possibly even donations if the shutdown continues. Just this week, the National Gallery of Art turned away Greek Prime minister, Antonis Samaras.

 

Lowered gas prices. "There are less motorists on the roads, particularly in the Washington and Maryland areas."

Closed national parks means no rafting at the Grand Canyon.

 

Though the Mars Rover will not be tweeting, the launch of NASA's next Mars probe will be spared.

Job Board
Search Jobs
Outside Sales Representative
National Federation of Independent Businesses | Toledo, OH
Chief Geoscientist
American Society of Civil Engineers
Technical Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Elk Grove Village, IL
FA System Tech with NICET Level II and/or valid FA License
American Society of Civil Engineers | Killeen, VA
Summer Internship
American Society of Civil Engineers | Troy, MI
Code Development Administrator
American Society of Civil Engineers | Ontario, CA
Designer/Drafter
American Society of Civil Engineers | Newington, CT
Business Web Application Developer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Troy, MI
Landscape Architecture/Construction Internship
American Society of Civil Engineers
Production Engineer Co-op
American Society of Civil Engineers | Lewisburg, TN
Quality Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers
International Business Development Coordinator
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Certification Administrator
American Society of Civil Engineers | Durham, NC
Office Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers | Glassboro, NJ
Civil Engineering Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Diego, CA
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus