I noticed this website listing all of the agencies that have closed, but what I also noticed is how dependent we have become on an institution that has NEVER had our best interests at the top of their agenda.  Scroll through with the lens of seeing what made the cut and what didn’t.  See anything interesting?  Now it is time to jump out there and begin your own dreams!  Look at the myriad of opportunities this could bring IF it is truthfully coming to an end…A-M.

updated 11:45 AM EDT, Tue Oct 1, 2013

closed-sign11With the federal government now shut down, many government services and agencies are closed, suspended or otherwise impacted. Below is a list of offices and agencies that are affected until congressional leaders and the president reach an agreement on a continuing resolution to reopen the government, along with the potential number of employees affected. You can also sort each column or search for specific information, such as “FCC” or “defense.” Full story »


Open/Functions continue Active duty military (Department of Defense) 1,400,000 1,400,000 All active duty military remain on the job. They will receive paychecks October 1. But if a shutdown lasts until October 7, that could affect their next paychecks. Those paychecks could be delayed until after a shutdown.
Closed/Not able to function Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board 40 3 37 No federal employees would investigate industrial chemical spills/accidents that happen during the shutdown. Current investigations would be frozen, including investigation of the West Fertilizer explosion which killed 15 people in April. (Texas could not determine a cause, so the federal investigation is significant.)