Oh no! Federal looting has stopped for a few days! Well, sort of. They’re still taxing; they’re just not spending.
Here’s a typical complaint:
The [Securities and Exchange Commission’s] constrained operations means pending investigations in securities violations have ground to a halt, and there is no one reviewing applications for company stock offerings to raise cash or consider merger and acquisition filings.
Well, just go on and offer stock, merge, and acquire while ignoring it! Maybe the shutdown will be permanent, and the government will disappear.
Then there won’t be anyone to persecute people for (horrors!) merging without permission.