Office of Government Ethics Deemed Non-Essential, Shut Down


It’s not always easy to know whether a part of the Federal government is or isn’t essential.

USAID is apparently so essential that it’s staying open to handle the vital tasks of redistributing American money to Pakistan, China and Libya.

The Peace Corps is also staying open.

And there are no worries that the Kennedy Center will be impeded in its future plans to honor Shirley McLaine.

However the Office of Government Ethics has been deemed non-essential. It’s been reduced from 62 employees to 1. Because ethics in government is apparently non-essential. Unlike throwing money at Pakistan.

The USDA Office of Ethics, which apparently also exists, has also been shut down. Completely.

  • ziggy zoggy

    I’m surprised they lasted this long. Government ethics. That’s fucking hilarious.

  • Veracious_one

    the government shut down is just an elaborate extortion maneuver….

  • Lookatme

    Forgive my ignorance but, who’s idea was to shut down the goverment?

    • Gee

      The Dumacrats

  • cj

    Isn’t it obvious that ‘ethics’ went missing some time ago? We are not paying for something we didn’t have anyway.

  • DogmaelJones1

    “Ethics? Ethics?” asked the federal employee. “Is that spelled with a K?”