So, the U.S. government is officially shutdown--the first time in 17 years.
According to Government Shutdown Impact: Toursists, Homebuyers Would Be Hit Quickly by Steve Hananel (published on 9/29/13 on Huffington Post):
“ A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.
Mail would be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow.
But vacationers would be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.”
Click here to read more.
Also on Huffington Post:
11 Reasons Why A Government Shutdown Is Terrible For You by Adam Goldberg (published 9/30/13 on Huffington Post):
- Huge Number Of Furloughs
- Environmental Protection On Hold
- Disease Monitoring
- Nutrition Support Slashed
- Making The Budget Deficit Worse
- Food Safety
- No Back Pay
- Workplace Safety
- National Parks, Museums
- Stock Market
- Department Of Justice Disruption
Click here to read Goldberg's entire post.
Also, see this CNN report: CNN poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame (9/30/13, CNN).
Here's an excerpt:
"According to the poll, 58% say congressional Democrats are acting like spoiled children, with that number rising to 69% for the GOP in Congress. Only one in four say congressional Republicans are acting like responsible adults.
Some 68% say a shutdown for a few days would be a bad thing for the country, with that number rising to nearly eight in 10 for a shutdown lasting a few weeks.
Six in 10 questioned in the CNN survey say that it is more important for Congress to avoid a shutdown than to make major changes to the new health care law,"