US Government Shutdown: Americans Surprised To Learn Government Was Previously Operational

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Americans were stunned to discover that their Government had shutdown this weekend, having been totally unaware that it had even been functioning in the first place. 

“That thing was a Government?” one confused American said on hearing the news. “I thought that was a TV show or something”.

Others said the shutdown didn’t make any sense. “I’m not sure you can shutdown something that’s not even functioning,” a puzzled voter pointed out.

“Hang on, are they going to start governing? Is that what this is about?” another questioned.

Asked how many people usually worked at the White House, a spokesperson said, “About half”.