GOV Wastes Time and Money Saying "We're not wasting Time and Money"
If an honest spending halt was to be done, they should have called the registrar and cancelled their registration. Then, they should have cancelled any contracts with webhosts, who would have then taken control of servers, if those servers don't belong to the government.
Then, they should have placed notices on all of the other sites deemed 'necessary' admitting that they are terrible at protecting life, liberty and property, the only things they should be doing, anyway, and that basically, we're all on our own anyway, and they're just making it official... at least until the DNS entries expire.
Instead, like some protection racket, they say, "If you won't pay us, we'll makes it sos you can't use any of the stuffs yous guys paid foah," while utilizing resources that should probably be illegal to use during the shutdown in an attempt to inconvenience people who actually paid for them.
It doesn't surprise me that a machine politician's administration uses this tactic, but it is funny. I wish they'd go ahead and shut the whole thing
down. Then we can go about 'finding new guards for our future security.'