Put together by Dan Delany, it's a simple yet striking visualization. The graphic breaks down employees in each department by those who are furloughed and those who are exempt—because they work in law enforcement, health & safety, are financed from available funds, or are busy protecting life.
The funny thing about this is that even with all this it only amounts to 17% of the government. So 83% of the government is still running just like it always did.
And by their numbers 57% of Government Employees are still working.
I think that the media hype on this shutdown is just a bunch of propaganda. 83% of the government is unaffected. We are all freaking out about 17% of the budget.
Think about this, we have a budget of $3.5 Trillion Dollars. The Deficit is $750 Billion. That means we have a budget deficit of 21%. If they just outright cut everything that is shut down right now, we would still not be able to balance the budget... and this is BEFORE Obamacare costs start happening.