How bad has it been for everybody?
…Well, everybody who isn’t within a ten mile radius of the Washington Monument.
…Well, OK, most of those people don’t give a [expletive deleted], either.
Now, this is not me saying Hurr, hurr, federal employees aren’t getting paid, that’s great. My family was hit by the sequester, and it wasn’t exactly pleasant. People need to eat, even government employees* – and, seriously, if you can’t show empathy about that then please don’t embarrass me by publicly displaying your lack of empathy here, either. And eventually we’re going to have to turn the lights back on.
But, really: we got a lot of bloat in the government. Most of the country is being affected by all of this a lot less than people inside the Beltway might be assuming.
*Most of whom are regular working slobs, you know.