I'm not a big fan of government shutdown, but one thing that has always baffled me is after the shutdown they count the cost and it is usually about 30 billion dollars, and even the CBO agrees. So apparently, there are some departments or some programs which actually turn a profit, like MT. Rushmore? Or at least break even like Whitehouse tours. So why not just shut down anything that doesn't make money and keep anything that is profitable open? For instance, everybody knows IRS takes in more than it costs, so there is no reason to shut it down. DEA, DOE, EPA etc....shut those down and see if anybody notices.