Just Hours Away From Potential Government Shutdown

By KBJR News 1

September 30, 2013 Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 5:46 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM

The Republicans tried to de–fund and now, delay, the affordable care act or Obamacare, but the Senate will not pass a budget that does either.

President Obama says he will undoubtedly veto any budget that de–funds the plan.

Democrats are calling Republicans irresponsible, saying they are trying to hold the government hostage – Republicans say the nation cannot afford Obamacare, and the American people are caught in the crossfire.

If the government does shutdown there will be an impact on some in the Northland,

The Duluth Veteran Center says many of its employees will go on furlough, keeping only those who are essential.

But even the essential employees may see their paychecks come to a halt at some point.

That would impact hundreds of Veterans through loss of Federal checks.

Authorities at the Lake Superior Maritime Center say about 95 percent of its employees would go on furlough while the museum itself would have to close until the government gets up and running again.

For those attempting to get a home loan, if they have not already been approved, things could be become difficult very quickly.

"Those loans, that are in process, will probably be held up until the shutdown is over."

Applications for loans would be accepted but not processed.
However, if the loan were already approved it would most likely go through.

Many Federal recreation facilities would close down, food assistance programs and safety and health inspections could also be halted.
Overall a fairly significant impact on the Northland.

Well, for a glass half full approach, Congress still has until Midnight to reach a resolution!

Also there are a number of Federal services that would not be impacted including the military and the U–S Post Office.

Posted to the web by Gabrielle Ware
gware@kbjr.com

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