Happy Tuesday. The (nonessential) government has shut down; the (essential) Morning Six-Pack happily rolls on:
Maybe if Shakespeare was alive today he would recommend that, first, we fire all the consultants. A (not so) shocking new study shows they're kind of useless, at least when it comes to pension funds. (DealBook)
The thing about this shutdown is that this time it's different. (Wall Street Journal)
Republicans may be taking a beating in the mainstream press, but that doesn't necessarily mean conservatives have completely blown it. (Quartz)
The government shutdown may be real, but most of this is fake. (The Onion)
And, finally...the Washington impasse has given perfect cover for the dawn of Obamacare. CNBC.com's Dan Mangan says to mark these dates down on your calendar.
_ By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him @JeffCoxCNBCcom on Twitter.