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Who gets sent home if the government shuts down

A sign indicates that the Lincoln Memorial and all national parks are closes October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. The US government is in a forced shutdown after lawmakers failed to pass a spending bill last night. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The burden of a government shutdown would not fall evenly across federal agencies.