government shutdown essential
In that distinction between what was necessary and what wasn't, it was easy enough to spot the values of the people's representatives. And what we saw was gut-wrenching. Stomach-churning.
Around the country, furloughed federal workers are wondering how they're going to pay their bills while they wait for the government to reopen. Businesses that rely on tourists are taking a hit due to shuttered national parks. And scientists conducting groundbreaking research have had to put the brakes on their work.
NONESSENTIAL: Cleaning up toxic waste sites. Ninety-four percent of the Environmental Protection Agency's employees have