From The Daily Beast:

The government shutdown has had drastic effects across America. But there is no federal law mandating that it should be so severe. Instead, much of the shutdown’s impact is a direct consequence of a nonbinding legal opinion issued by Jimmy Carter’s attorney general, which could be easily be revoked by Eric Holder and the Obama administration. All they’d have to do is write a new opinion… and override 30 years of precedent.

Full story at link above.

I mean if billionaires can use loopholes to get out of paying their taxes, surely we can use just one to end this insane shutdown. After all, it was just one man’s opinion that changed how shutdowns worked, right?