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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
A law you’ve probably never heard of dictates the whys and wherefores of a government shutdown
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By Pat Cunningham
Sept. 30, 2013 11:20 a.m.



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Andrew Cohen has the story HERE:

If rogue Republicans do not relent over the budget impasse by October 1, whatever pandemonium happens next will largely be governed by a federal statute you likely have never heard of: the Antideficiency Act. You can call it the “anti-deadbeat” law — a collection of statutory and administrative provisions, really — that forbid federal officials from entering into financial obligations for which they do not have funding, like paying the salaries of their employees or buying the things they need to run the government. It’s also the law that wisely permits certain “essential” ...

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