Five Ways to Beat the Government Shutdown in Arizona

Five Ways to Beat the Government Shutdown in Arizona
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In case you're just tuning in to reality today, the federal government's closed.

Well, kind of -- things like military paychecks, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid payments are still expected to be doled out. Border Patrol's still operating, so is the Postal Service, and if you're accused of a federal crime, you still have to go to court.

Some things in Arizona won't be operating, like national parks, but we have five ways you can beat the shutdown around here:

5.) Mouth Off to Your Congressman

Congressman David Schweikert
Congressman David Schweikert
Photo by Matthew Hendley

This is a long-shot, but you know who's still working during the government shutdown? Your congressman. They allegedly listen to their constituents, so if you've ever felt the need to call your congressman's office and demand he or she not contribute to the jackassery that shuts down a federal government, now might be a good time for that.

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