This is day 12 of the government shutdown. Do you notice?
The water is still running in the sink. Driving to work, you notice that the street lights are still on. Don't speed. The police department is at work. The electricity is still on. The internet still works. Your favorite restaurant remains open for business. You can still get food stamps. The radio and television business is still on the air. The newspapers are publishing.
If you do not work for government, did you notice a shutdown?