CNNMoney describes the consequences laid out by the White House earlier today should the federal government indeed shutdown.  What was once a back page story due to the seemingly never-ending number of short-term budget “extensions,” it now appears that the government may truly shutdown.  The article details how not only will federally funded places such as national parks close, but additionally, and much more importantly, close to a million Americans including federal workers and military personal, will be without a paycheck come April 8th.  The entire mess has been a result of the inability for Democrats and Republicans to agree upon the severity and location of cuts in the national budget.