The Shutdown Is On: Here Is What's Next
The following are the statements and comments of President Obama regarding the effects of government shutdown:
- If you collect your Social Security, you will still receive it, but if not you will need to wait to apply for Social Security.
- Those that have Medicare, can still see or consult their physician.
- Delivery of mails will still be normal, government offices for national security or public safety will still be functioning
- Our military men will carry their pledge to protect and serve the country with skill, honor and courage.
- The salaries of prison guards and those who work on national securities will be late until the government resumes but they will stay on their duty.
- NASA will be closed almost completely. Only the Mission Control will stay open to assist and guide the personnel working in the space station projects.
- Office buildings will be closed.
- Remunerations will be deferred.
- Important services that pensioners and veterans, women and children, businesses and our economy depend on will be constrained.
- Entrepreneurs will experience deferments in raising funds, seeking for infrastructure permits or rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.
- Support centers for veterans will not be operational.
- Our National parks and monuments, from Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty will be locked and shut.
- Lastly, livelihood programs for communities and small business will not be available.
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