Effects of a Government Shutdown

The citizens of Pawnee want to know what services the government will provide if they are shut down. Ron relishes in the fact that the services aren’t provided

Shutting Down Pawnee

Leslie and Ron propose a list of budget cuts that they believe will help keep the Parks Department operation, but Chris breaks the news that the city’s budget is worse than imagined and the government will need to shut down

Purpose of Government

Ron is happy that state auditors are coming to slash the Pawnee budget because he feels government spending has gotten out of hand.

A Token Park

Ron believes that the government should be operated by private enterprise (like Chuck E. Cheese) that uses a token system to participate, like taking a walk, going down a slide, or seeing a duck.

How should a government function?

Ron believes that governments are a waste of taxpayer money and should be run more like private (for-profit) companies.

Ron’s Idea of the Perfect Government

Ron believes in a very limited government and describes his idea of government as a single employee with the power to start war. This clip can be used to show the extremes of the what role a government should have.