Best of DorobekINSIDER: Shutdown analysis

Monday - 2/28/2011, 3:46pm EST

With days until a possible government shutdown, the DorobekINSIDER brings you the best analysis from last week:

  • Senior correspondent Mike Causey compares the political climate of the last shutdown in 1995/96 and the attitudes toward feds now.

  • A weekend shutdown is one possible scenario, says Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive. He explains why some lawmakers might favor this approach.

  • If you are furloughed, you might be tempted to eye your Thrift Savings Plan funds for fast cash. Tom Trabucco of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board shares some things to keep in mind if you're considering that route.

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