No matter which company signs our paychecks we are in the world that "works". I saw a couple of deer and a flock of turkeys today in Mt. Rogers National park. They were oblivious to the "shut down" and were working to eat just like the rest of us. I couldn't help smiling as I drove by the park visitors center seeing the gate was closed. The squirrels, deer, turkeys and one hawk could care less. We might be on to something here... less government is better? Why pay for it if we don't "NEED" it in our day to day lives. If the "non-essential" employees are so insignificant why are we paying them anyway? Unfortunately a "compromise" will be "WORKED" out, the pay will be reinstated and we will continue down the road of spending ourselves to the sad end of the train tracks. No matter which company signs your check. No matter your political views or party affiliation the following statement is so true. FedEx vs. Government Bureaucracy -- Newt Gingrich - YouTube I hope everyone of you had a good day at work. I did. The leaves are turning and fall is in the air.