NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- Thursday marks day three of the government shutdown that is sweeping the nation. If you don't think this stalemate in congress has any affect on you, think again.
If you're not one of the thousands of Connecticut residents who works for federal contractor Sikorsky, and your kids don't go to Head Start programs that have closed during this government shutdown... still this stalemate in congress may have an impact on your life.
For example, your kids may have a school project to work on. If their research takes them to a government website like CDC.gov , they will be greeted with a glaring red banner near the top with the following message:
"Due to the lapse in government funding, only websites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date."
Some government websites, like the library of congress, shutdown completely.
Are you still asking how will this affect me?
Well, if you love organic food, the National Organic Standards Program, which makes sure your food is 100% natural is now closed.
Don't eat organic?
The people who check all of our meat, shellfish, produce and nuts to make sure they're safe, those folks are furloughed too.
Hoping to get a boat out into the water before winter?
During the shutdown, the US Coast Guard will delay licenses for boaters.
Everyone in Connecticut is impacted by the economy.
If the shutdown lasts a few days, the state's gross domestic product will drop 0.2 %. UConn economist Steven Lanza says the drop is equal to loss of 300 jobs worth about $13 million.
If the stalemate in congress continues, Connecticut could loose up to $2,000 jobs and $100 million.
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