Those big orange parts of the circles below? That's people who are no longer working because of the shutdown. And that means, for example, the salmonella outbreaks linked to chicken and other things the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (part of the HHS in the graph below) handles are going to get a lot less attention than they should. Add that to the suspension of food assistance for kids, the halt to some medical treatments for cancer patients, and much more. You mad yet?
The Effect Of The 2013 Government Shutdown On Agencies