Big Government advocates are as we speak struggling to identify and amplify the alleged horrors that ensue when arms of the nearly-$4-trillion-per-annum Leviathan are unfunded.
One of their favorites is bemoaning all of the employee furloughs that take place. But few things better make the argument for smaller government.
The reason … these are non-essential personnel. Yet the government continues to function, and there’s no interruption in essential services.