Saw this today… seems about right.

With all the talk of "government shutdown", I've been talking to my government friends from my former life. Much to my surprise, they've all been labeled "non-essential". However, they all have leftover FY13 funds so they can continue to work and collect paychecks.

Which begs the question: If the government is funding people and departments so much extra that they can fund their own paycheck into the next year, maybe we should look at that to fix some of our budget problems?