With a looming government shutdown, many Crossroads residents are worrying and waiting, wondering how it will affect them.
Becky Culak is one of them.
“I’ve been following it on the news and it does scare me,” Culak said.
But for Becky the impact could hit her family.
Her 21-year-old son is currently receiving social security checks for disability, and is now living on his own.
“It may affect social security payments, and I have a son that’s currently on SSI disability. He is living independently and he survives on $710 a month in disability,” Culak said.
But that’s a concern she can now let go of.
As President Obama announced Monday, the shutdown won’t affect social security.
For Marjorie tater, the shutdown would mean delayed checks for her grandson, who is currently serving in the united states air force, something she says wouldn’t be right.
“he’s married and he has a son, so he has family that he needs to take care of.”
But now Marjorie doesn’t have to worry either. With just hours before the shutdown, President Obama decided to sign a last-minute bill authorizing paychecks for troops and some defense department workers and contractors if the government shuts down. That means that their paychecks will not be delayed.
But some things will stop, such as several government-run establishments will close, such as national monuments and parks, federal offices, and veteran affairs.
President Obama says a shutdown will have a very large impact on America.
“A shutdown will have a very real economic impact on real impact right away.”