The government “closed” this week. The quotation marks are meant to indicate that the worst parts of the government remain open at some level. The government is so entwined in our lives that even a partial shutdown has hurt innocent people. Sheldon Richman shows how the U.S. government has a history of treating its own citizens like garbage.
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