Shutdown causes toilet paper crisis at the Air Force Academy


How important are those 5,000 furloughed civilian Defense Department workers in Colorado Springs?

Ask Air Force Academy cadets who ran into serious shutdown trouble. It seems the civilian worker who orders toilet paper was off the job, causing a crisis while supplies were obtained.

“We hope it doesn’t go on for too much longer,” said Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, the academy’s superintendent.

If the shutdown continues, problems at the academy would extend far beyond restrooms.

The school furloughed 330 workers from its instructional programs, leading to the cancellation of 60 specialized classes.

Maybe they can find some corncobs, newspapers, or leaves if they get in a bind.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

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