People in Fort Wayne react to partial government shutdown

The partial government shutdown is going week and according to President Donald Trump, possibly for "a very long shutdown."

Posted: Dec 28, 2018 6:33 PM
Updated: Dec 29, 2018 4:54 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The partial government shutdown is going week and according to President Donald Trump, possibly for "a very long shutdown."

"I think they're being just whiney, little diapy babies," said resident Dawlton Briones.

"I don't mind the shutdown we've had shutdowns before in the government and it doesn't seem to be that big of an issue, " said resident Jeffrey Grego.

People in Fort Wayne say they have some concerns about how it could affect them or loved ones.

"My mom she gets disability and she might not get her check on time. I don't know how that works," said Briones.

That's one of the biggest concerns people have, but fortunately, Social Security and Medicare benefits, SNAP and WIC benefits will still be provided for now.

"People will take more of an issue with it when they go back to work, when more impending issues come about,"

People who can be affected by the shutdown include crime victims who receive money from the government, food safety inspections will be delayed, home buyers, small business owners and those with public housing. The shutdown affects the Department of Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Interior, State, Transportation, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development

Grego says he believes the president is using the shutdown as a tactic to get the $5 billion need for Trump's border wall.

"I believe it will be resolved probably in the next week to 10 days, I don't think it will go on much longer. I don't think it needs to go on much longer and I don't think $5.7 billion is that big of an issue to shutdown our government and make 800,000 people out of a job."

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