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Government Shutdown
Government Shutdown

Will today’s government shutdown over Obamacare affect you?

Here’s the skinny from CNN:

National parks are closed.  You can’t go to Yosemite, Yellowstone, or the Statue of Liberty on vacation if you wanted to or any other national park, national zoo, or national museum.  All 368 sites run by the National Park Service are shut until further notice.

If you’re a federal employee, you’re on unpaid leave.  However in the LAST two shutdowns we had in the ’90s, they DID pay all the employees retroactively when the shutdown ended.

Military employees WILL get paid.  Congress put in a special exemption for them.

You’ll still get mail.  Neither snow, nor rain, nor government shutdowns can stop the Postal Service.

You won’t be able to get a gun permit.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is shut for business.

No federal, small business or home loans.

Veterans’ benefits won’t be paid either…but Social Security payments are safe.

You’ll STILL pay taxes.  (No surprise there!)

BTW even WITH the shutdown, Obamacare would STILL get funded because its funds don’t depend on the congressional budget process.

That’s right…the effort to stop Obamacare actually KEEPS IT GOING!

What’s the phrase…only in America?

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