143 year old law stirs fear...

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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/143-old-law-stirs-fears-193436176.html


    Administration officials now live in fear of a 19th-century law that could get them fired, penalized or even imprisoned if they make the wrong choices while the government is shut down.

    The law is the Antideficiency Act, passed by Congress in 1870 (and amended several times), which prohibits the government from incurring any monetary obligation for which the Congress has not appropriated funds.
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    Good, the Department of Education and Commerce are Obama's biggest lackeys.
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    Uh ... what?
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    Read the article.
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    You do realize the fear of this "fear-striking law" that y'all are celebrating is the reason all the things ("it can't cost much of anything to...") that you all are whining about being closed are closed?
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    I wonder how this affects back pay? :whistle:
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    Just because it is an old law doesn't make it bad, or good for that matter.
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    I hope they eff up
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    I did, I'm still not sure I understand. Those are just two example departments among many that are closed.

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