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Local Folks React to Looming Government Shutdown
DAYTON -- Local folks are weighing in on what the government shutdown would mean for their lives and our community.
The actions, or lack thereof, on Capitol Hill today prove that feuding lawmakers are holding steadfast in their beliefs.
Obamacare isn't directly tied to funding the government, but it's being used as a bargaining chip.
"They want to cut it, stop it. They know just like SSI, Medicare, they won't be able to stop it. People won't give up entitlements," Charles Charles of Dayton shared with us on Monday.
"We've got to get together and talk. This is a very serious situation. People are looking for Obamacare and people don't want it," Dayton's Jeff Chambers said.
And that accurately reflects Congress and the Senate, so in the meantime parts of the government will begin to power down.
The mail will continue to come. The military will continue to fight. And Social Security checks will continue to be paid. But if you need a federal loan to buy a house, a gun permit or a passport, you'll have to wait.
"You know I can wait a couple of weeks. I can wait 90 days. I'm retired," Chambers added.
Life for some retired Americans might continue without a hitch, but more than 800,000 government workers will be sitting at home without pay until an agreement and budget is reached.
"They depend on those jobs for the money. If they cut out the jobs a lot more people will be on assistance that can't take care of their families," Dayton's Crystal Alcorn said passionately.
"When you affect one American that way, you affect all Americans, whether they know it or not, Charles added.
Park rangers will start locking up national parks Monday night, and most furloughed federal workers are supposed to be out of their offices within four hours of the start of business Tuesday.
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