The shutdown reminder: Government touches your life every day

(CNN)The shutdown stress tested a large government infrastructure that touches everyone’s lives. Sick calls had spiked at Transportation Security Administration, which keeps weapons and terrorists off planes. And absences are what caused the delays at the northeast airports on Friday, too. Flying offers Americans a first-hand experience in what happens when the government stops working. What does government do? A lot, it turns out The partial government shutdown only affects a small portion of the federal budget, not including the military, Medicare or Social Security. The Federal Aviation Administration (about…

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