How is the US Govt shutdown affecting you?
What have you actively experienced today, or in a previous shutdown? (Does the News tell the real story? )
Not much of an effect on me, at least in the short term. I would be upset, however, if I was planning a visit to a National Park today. Most of the things the Federal Government does, affect the average American in a very roundabout way. For example, I like to look at the National Weather Service radar when storms are approaching, get valuable information (in my profession) from agencies like NIST and like to get my tax refund in a timely manner (around tax time) but if these agencies are not funded for a short period of time, it really does on affect me. Since most "critical" functions are still operating, that lessens the impact even more.
It really isn't affecting me. I am a veteran, but I don't rely on the US government for any benefits other than the GI bill, so I am lucky in that sense.
Most of my clients are federal workers. One cancelled yesterday and another did not make a return appointment. Federal workers who live in the suburbs are not coming in the city if they are not at work. So yes, my private practice will lose money.
by Judy Specht 3 years ago
The government shuts down every Friday and remains shut until Monday morning. It shuts down for holidays. The House and Senate shut down for long vacations and the country carries on. Is a government shutdown really frightful?
by safiq ali patel 5 years ago
America on shutdown because of the budget close down. Is shutdown affecting you?News Reports around the World say American agencies and government services all face shutdown because the republicans and democrats could not reach agreement over budgets with Obamacare the main point of disagreement....
by Danielis Rodriguez 5 years ago
What would happen with this government shutdown? How will it affect you?The government shut down is to happen at the end of this month.
by Person of Interest 5 years ago
...links. (Forum title parameters too short)I just stumbled across this: "Unfortunately, the FTC is closed due to the government shutdown."Let's start a collection. Who else can find a shutdown federal website? Plus, any other pithy comments you may have concerning this shutdown mess, and...
by LiamBean 8 years ago
I'm not attempting to swat a hornet's nest here. I just keep hearing the refrain "no government is good government" or words to that effect.According to the tea-party folks I've spoken to government is wasteful, bloated, and ineffectual. Which makes me wonder; where do we draw a line? Is...
by Eric Dierker 5 years ago
Obama Administration Forces Hundreds of Privately Funded Parks to Close Amid ShutdownBy Diane MacedoPublished October 03, 2013FOXBusinesshttp://www.foxbusiness.com/government/2 … -hundreds-privately-funded-parks-to-close-amid/Why would any man order such a thing? How wrongful can Obama get....
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