QUIZ: Who Keeps Working During A Government Shutdown?

If the federal government shuts down at midnight, government services will cease for millions of people — but not everyone. What will the world look like when you wake up tomorrow morning?


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  1. 1. Who gets to keep speaking to the wild animals during a shutdown?
    1. Kevin Lamarque / Reuters
      White House Spokesperson Jay Carney
    2. National Park Ranger Jim Bob.
  2. 2. Who will keep getting their government checks?
    1. These senior citizens and their Social Security checks.
    2. Service members and their regular paychecks.
  3. 3. Who will keep picking up the government's trash?
    1. A D.C. trash man. Who picks up trash for residents of D.C.
    2. White House
      A White House janitor. Who picks up trash for the executives in the executive office.
  4. 4. Who will keep operating?
    1. Via AMC
      Meth king Heisenberg.
    2. The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent in charge of catching him.
  5. 5. Who will keep delivering to your house?
    1. The postman bringing you junk mail.
    2. The federal housing loan officer.
  6. 6. Which will remain a fully functional icon of liberty and personal freedom?
    1. The Statue of Liberty.
    2. The guy grabbing your junk at the airport.
  7. 7. Who will stay standing?
    1. Via AP
      Ted Cruz.
    2. Federal occupational safety and health inspectors.
  8. 8. What will the IRS keep doing?
    1. Collecting every penny of your taxes.
    2. Running the services which help you do that, like help lines.
  9. 9. Who will keep getting their government meals on time?
    1. Low-income families in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
    2. Prisoners in 116 federal prisons.
  10. 10. Who will continue beating their head on a rock?
    1. John Boehner spokesperson Michael Steel.
    2. A rock lover at the U.S. Geological Survey.
  11. 11. Which government medical programs will continue being funded and functioning?
    1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    2. National Institutes of Health.
    3. Obamacare.

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