Gov, I agree with your assessment; it is easier to be a talk show host. Those pundents who don't know about being a CEO of a government entity and talking responsibility for their actions, don't really know what they are talking about and You DO! Keep up the good work.
I understand that the House has passed a bill to pay furloughed federal workers their pay, retroactivly. Also, that the Senate has now decided to consider this bill. If that is the case, that they are going to get paid, shouldn't they go ahead and work? Otherwise, we taxpayers are simply being inconvienced for no reason and the federal workers will be paid anyway.
The reason the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base is open is because it, like the Bowling Center, Arts & Crafts Center, Auto Hobby Shop, and other recreational activities are "Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF)" activities. These are not funded by the federal government. It's the same thing here at Kirtland AFB, NM.