As of right now, I refuse to call it a shutdown.
The government is not shutting own. Not even remotely.
As I noted this morning, after the supposed government “shutdown,” the mail will get delivered. Social Security and Medicare will continue. Soldiers will defend our country. The USDA will inspect meat. Air traffic controllers will keep our skies safe.
On what planet is that a shutdown?
Propose your own language in the comments. Until I hear something better, I am calling it a “government slowdown” — with a link to this post.