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U.S. Government Shutdown

CAMP DAVID

OPEN FOR Prez Pleasure

10/3/2013 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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You visiting NYC ... forget the Statue of Liberty -- CLOSED 
Poor women who need help feeding babies:  Tough Luck, WIC -- CLOSED
You work at the IRS?  Good luck making your rent this month.

But, if you're the President of the United States and need to chill in the woods, you're in luck, because CAMP DAVID -- OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

Several government officials tell TMZ ... most of the Camp David employees are still on the job and will stay on the job during the government shutdown.  That includes chefs, gardeners, electricians -- everyone who keeps the place up and running.  In all, we're told more than 250 Camp David staffers are still going to work and getting paid.

Mind you, Camp David -- located in Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County, Maryland -- is a 180-acre compound built and run specifically for Presidential R&R.   It has a pool, tennis courts, a skeet range, bathhouse, bowling alley, horseshoe pit, cabins, and lots of other stuff.

Turns out ... Camp David is operated by the Dept. of Defense, so most staffers are designated as active duty military personnel -- and those people aren't getting furloughed. 

The Prez says the U.S. military must be ready for any contingency during the shutdown -- which apparently includes preparing grilled cheese sandwiches on a moment's notice.

Camp David ... nice work if you can get it.

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The_truth_will_set_you_free    

First

300 days ago
2.

shannon    

Here come all of the mindless idiots with Obama bashing......

300 days ago
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camperxl    

What's this? A conservative thought coming from the TMZ newsroom? That can't last.

300 days ago
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Woot    

What the hell kind of stupid article is this?

300 days ago
5.

cluesarethere    

Sounds just about right... What was everyone expecting? Did everyone expect to see the Prez slumming?

300 days ago
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gbtw    

this site's ignorance is embarrassing. you do know what camp david is used for, right? it's not a vacation home, idiots.

300 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Stick to reporting about Kardashian losers. Camp David isn't a vacation spot or national monument. Why would it be closed?

300 days ago
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lord flashheart    

Camp David has some nice neighbours : US Marine Corps.

300 days ago
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ticallion    

What the heck is TMZ thinking with this political drivel?

300 days ago
10.

Cherie    

And Here comes the RACE war!!!!

300 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Someone should retire the Prez.!!!

300 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

TMZ seems confused as to who, what & where the Government shutdown has an effect. Pick up a book. This is embarrassing.

300 days ago
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Lucky_130    

That would be a great place for the zombie apocaylpse to begin

300 days ago
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nv89436    

How petty, even for the pettiest site I frequent. I can't believe how conservative mindless horn dogs can be.

300 days ago
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TheRealDeal    

The Republicans are traitors who don't care about the working poor in this country. They'll take millions from the gun lobbyists to make sure our streets are filled with gun shot victims, but want to deny affordable health care to those same gunshot victims. Republicans only care about the rich, who don't have to be concerned with affordable healthcare. But the hard working man and woman who have to choose between putting food on the table, paying rent or taking their kids to get check-ups are once again screwed by the Republicans. President Obama is a smart, compassionate man who puts the people of this country first, over money and big corporations. This administration managed to catch and kill Osama Bin Laden without killing millions of innocent people. Unlike former President Bush who lied to get this country into an illegal war, and whose hands are covered in innocent blood. Republicans are crooks who will bring this country down acting like whiny babies and throwing tantrums. Thank God we finally have someone smart and honest in the White House. President Obama has definitely earned his Nobel Peace Prize!

300 days ago
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