Well, sadly Congress couldn't see their way to authorizing any further debt, so the entire operation had to be closed up. Welcome to the United Somalia of America! On the plus side, it means we can stop all our foreign military adventurism, and the covert NSA takeover of the internet. Nonetheless, the inevitable riots, small-scale warfare, and social chaos will be lethal, and even I would have preferred a more orderly transition to a post-government society.
Wait, the shutdown is limited to NASA, new Social Security applications, and the national parks? You mean this isn't a nightmare scenario of total anarchy and chaos, but just some massive-scale political grandstanding? Shit, here I thought something interesting had finally happened in Washington!