A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.Mail would be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow.
But vacationers would be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.
Much of the federal government will shut down as of midnight. What will be closing, why and what impact will it have?
- Facts, figures about the partial government shutdown - Yahoo News
- What’s Next? 5 Questions in Government Shutdown Showdown - ABC News
The federal government is careening ever closer to the first shutdown in 17 years, with time running short — and the inclination to find compromise almost non-existent. Here’s a look at five looming questions in the shutdown showdown:
The 2013 fiscal year ends at midnight Monday. Many federal programs and activities will stop beginning Tuesday and won't restart until a new deal is in place.