That looming government shutdown will affect your daily life and if it lasts for more than a few days, it could really change how you go about doing your daily business. According to CNN News today if the government shuts down it will hit some folks in the wallet.
If you are receiving veteran’s check, this will most likely be delayed. If you are buying a home and doing this with a federal loan, you will have to wait until the shutdown is over. The same goes for a small business hoping to get a government loan, this won’t happen with the government in shutdown mode.
Last time the government shutdown, Social Security checks went out as usual, but that’s not to say the same will happen this time. If you are waiting for a gun permit or planning on applying for one, you’re out of luck if this government shutdown takes place.
You may need to rethink your vacation because national parks, zoos and museums won't be open if the government shuts down. Passports won’t be issued, as the last time the shutdown hit, 200,000 applications for a passport went unprocessed. This threw a curve ball into the tourism and airline industries.
All military personal will go on with their daily workload, but their paychecks won’t go out as usual, they would be paid in IOU’s according to CNN. Rep. C.W. Young, chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, said in a statement to the Air Force Times: "All military personnel will continue to serve and accrue pay but will not actually be paid until appropriations are available.
It sounds like a shutdown would interfere with the military the most as their medical services will be cut back and most civilian employees will be furloughed until this is over. The post office will continue to deliver the mail, and most necessary and emergency services will stay open, but a government shutdown in the most financial set country on the planet just doesn’t sound too good!