Due to the budget impasse, the federal government may experience a partial shutdown like that of 1995-96.
I think a partial shutdown is a good idea. No, a GREAT idea, but only if the parts that stop operating are shuttered permanently pending positive proof that they were providing goods (as opposed to bads) and that the government itself has to provide those goods. Such a shutdown would allow private enterprise and charity to step into the void and show that we don't need the federal government for much beyond homeland defense and federal courts. Leasing of national infrastructure and parks would allow the national government to run a surplus next year and soon after to implement a large, permanent tax decrease that will spark the greatest economic expansion since ratification of the Constitution.