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Anarchy Rules! Rhode Island gov to shut down state government for 12 days

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island will shut down its state government for 12 days and trim millions of dollars in funding for local governments under a plan Gov. Don Carcieri proposed Monday to balance a budget hammered by surging unemployment and plummeting tax revenue.

The shutdown would force 81 percent of the roughly 13,550-member state work force, excluding its college system, to stay home a dozen days without pay before the start of the new fiscal year in July.


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Take special note during

Take special note during that period. Not a single thing will be missed unless they cut off garbage service and law enforcement. Their absence will only prove to residents how little government is necessary to your daily lives. I remember when the federal gov't shut itself down for a week or so. Nothing was missed except for the passport service for those who needed to leave the country immediately. Otherwise life went on just fine.

A decade ago, I would have never thought I'd be saying this...

but the LESS gvt is in session, the less chance they have in damaging our Constitutional RIGHTS, be it at local, State, or FED govt level.

Like California, sounds like sign of things to come.

Rhode Island...

not a road or an island...

and it is HOPELESSLY DEMOCRAT. The only bright side is that many many many people here wanted Hillary and Obama is not disappointing them with his actions...What I mean is, as they are still sore Hillary did not win, many are looking at Obama with a critical eye - even though they are democrats themselves. Its an opportunity I think.

oh and we are used to Anarchy Ruling

where do you think the Mafia during the glory days of Ramond Patriarca and Buddy Ciancci came home to roost? RHODE ISLAND.

Won't RI residents' lives stop?

I mean, no government?

Thanks Meistersinger

For the artical,Sad to say, but we will be seeing more of this in the near future.

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this is a great opportunity for freedom activists

to work with their neighbors and come up with cheaper, better ways to provide services.