October 8, 2013

The nine most painful impacts of a government shutdown

The federal government shut down on Tuesday and will stay closed until Congress can reach an agreement on how to fund day-to-day operations. So who gets hurt most by the shutdown?  Everyone’s heard that the panda cam at the National Zoo has powered down, but that’s hardly the most serious consequence of a shutdown. The biggest disruptions are less visible – the workers going without pay, the patients turned away from research clinics, and so on.  Click here for a rough list.

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