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Local Governments Waiting to Feel Shutdown Affects
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on October 02, 2013 @ 6:37PM
Created on October 02, 2013 @ 5:58PM

Just two days into the government shutdown, both state and local government officials say the first federal shutdown in 17 years shouldn't be too troubling to their operations. If it lasts more than a week, we could face some serious challenges, especially in our economy.

According to local government officials, an economic halt brought on by this shutdown could mean less tax revenue for all levels of government to spend.

If the shutdown lasts, it could also negatively affect the economic activity where there is a heavy federal presence.

For now local government officials say its still business as usual.

"We have our own money. We operate on our own, the state level, the county level, and the city level everything will be the same. Were running the everyday business, and what the federal government does doesn't effect us now." said Butch Tennant, Marion County Commissioner.

Officials are now turning their attention to the debt ceiling. Many of you think raising the debt ceiling could be even more damaging to local economies than the shutdown itself.

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Oct 03, 2013 at 10:04 AM
Yeah business as usual. No chaos in the streets liberals. Democrat Harry Reid and Democrat Nancy Pelosi are so upset that people in America are not acting stupidly like those folks did in Greece & around the world.

Radical Progressives just cannot explain why citizens are not terribly distraught over this. Priceless!!
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