The government is back up and running. Hooray, hooray. But who honestly believes such a stand-off isn’t likely to happen again in the future?

In this week’s Afterburner, Bill Whittle explains progressives’ biggest fear of such shutdowns: that people won’t notice how much they don’t rely on government. Thus, President Obama operated with the aim of making the American people feel discomfort in order to preserve his own power and Big Government agenda.

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