The government shutdown has affected countless families and small businesses in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. As the President and Congress continue to fight over a resolution, it is the country’s citizens — particularly D.C. and its surrounding communities — that are hit the most.
The District of Columbia is the only U.S. city that’s barred from using its own funding for city services, because the city is considered a federal agency during the shutdown.
“The shutdown is crazy! It makes no economic sense. It’s a drag on the local and national economy. It creates uncertainty for investment, and has an adverse impact on people’s lives,” said Robert Corbitt, Jr., a federal contractor and Northwest D.C. resident.
By Jamilah Corbitt – Examiner.com