No, when our politicians shut down the government it should really shutdown. Too often we get to thinking that the government is somehow our enemy and that it provides no positive services in our lives. If we elect people who are willing to grandstand with this shutdown nonsense then we and they should pay the consequences of our actions. Real people get hurt when we shutdown the government. Let’s stop doing it and then we won’t have to worry about exempting some and making others suffer. Government is how we ban together to do the things we can’t do alone.