A lot of questions have been asked since the federal government shutdown began on Oct. 1, but the main thing everyone wants to know is how the shutdown affects them personally.
The answer, perhaps unsurprisingly, is not a clear-cut one.
Dr. David Donathan, professor of management at St. Catharine College, said most people won’t be immediately affected by the shutdown unless they’re a federal employee. There will, however, be a greater impact felt by Americans everywhere if the shutdown carries on for an extended time.
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