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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - How will the looming shutdown affect your daily life? The shutdown - doesn't come cheap.2 / 2

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - How will the looming shutdown affect your daily life?

The shutdown - doesn't come cheap.

Two previous shutdowns in the 90's cost the country $1.4 billion.

It's being called the shutdown showdown.

Amanda Savitt: Fargo Resident - "Totally, inappropriate that Congress has allowed things to spin out of control this way, and it's really terrible"

It's no surprise in a nation where our economy has struggled, that people are speaking out.

Leon Midgette - Fargo Resident - "Maybe it's a good kick in the teeth, wake people up and try something different this time."

We asked for your opinions on our Facebook page - Cindy Sele said, "They should not get paid at all when they do that."

So how could the looming shutdown affect you?

Some minor changes if you're planning a vacation - reconsider your destination National parks, museums and zoos- Closed.

How about heading overseas - you better have a passport already in hand.

And finally - if you're looking to open a small business your loan won't be approved.

On the flip side take a look at this list of things courtesy of ABC News, that won't be affected.

The postal service, Medicare, social security, airports, law enforcement and federal prisons,

Military personnel will continue to work - and a new bill introduced today guarantees they'll be paid during a shutdown.

As the hours tick down, it's a waiting game.

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