4 Lesser-Known Effects of the Government Shutdown

Forget the Smithsonian, last-minute passports and the panda cam

     

american flag closeup 630 4 Lesser Known Effects of the Government ShutdownAs you probably know, today marked the start of a new fiscal year for the good ol’ U.S. of A — one that’s getting underway without an agreed-upon budget in place, resulting in a government shutdown.

And you’ll probably feel it one way or another.

See, the federal government is the nation’s largest employer. That means that lots of folks had to read furlough letters this morning … and others connected to those government agencies are feeling the impact of that reality, too.

Business will continue as usual in many ways, sure — Social Security recipients will receive benefits, the Postal Service will continue its delivery and taxes will be collected. And Congress — despite the fact that it couldn’t come to a spending agreement — still will get paid, of course.

But beyond that, the government shutdown also will impact some services and spot that you might not expect. Take a look at just a few government shutdown effects you might not have seen coming:

 
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