“The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” Chicken Little shouted in the classic children’s story dating back to the early 1800s. And now we have the 2018 version: “The government is shut down! The government is shut down!”
OK, let me give you some breaking news: The sky didn’t fall on Chicken Little. And the federal government didn’t really shut down – as is cease all operations – Saturday morning when Congress failed to approve a spending bill to keep it operating.
In fact, the federal government never shuts down completely. Although the shutdown officially began the moment Friday turned into Saturday at midnight, the federal government continues providing many crucial services without interruption.
This piece originally appeared in Fox News