Matt Mangino, who posts The Cautionary Instruction here each Friday, offers some thoughts at his own blog examining the potential for a federal government shutdown to impact public safety:
"There is no question that a shutdown can be inconvenient and a hardship, but can it be dangerous? The double whammy -- sequester and a government shutdown -- will have an impact on public safety."
(Top image: The Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding that meets presidential approval. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)