When the government shuts down, people really find out who their friends are and what matters most on a federal level. Take the recent shutdown in the United States. While the nation’s congress and president waged war over funding and policies, many federal agencies felt the pain when monies were put on hold. Services were limited, a bare bones approach was adopted, and many federal workers were placed on furlough. For a country that was beginning to recover from the Great Recession, the shutdown did not bode well for the future.