The government website shutdown is pure theatre. I would bet that it costs more on average than leaving them up. Remember that shutting them down involves soem government employee who isn't supposed to be working doing the job.
In fact I would say that the whole government shutdown is pure theatre.
In some virtual political world the government "doesn't have any money" and so a certain amount of "not doing stuff" has to happen in the real world in order that the fact that the political world is pure fantasy isn't too obvious.
Being aware that it resides within you is enough, just make the choice to not give it up, to not be conned.
In Britain it all started with Maggie Thatcher saying "there is no alternative". Too many people believed her and now all the politicians have to do is to subliminally echo that phrase - and they can get away with anything!