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Federal Shutdown Would Cause Cut In D.C. Services

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Firefighters, police officers, teachers and other personell deemed essential will be working no matter what. But many other city government services will be offline if the federal government shuts down.

Trash collection would be suspended for a week. DMV offices, libraries, inspectors –- and all sorts of other non-essential government workers -- will be off in the case of a shutdown.

One bright spot, depending on your point of view, is that there will not be any parking ticket officers out and about. After some confusion, the city has ruled they are "non-essential."

The city would also take a major financial hit. Officials say for each week of a federal government shut down, the city loses one to $6 million in tax revenue.

Below, check out what some people are saying about the possibility of a government shutdown:
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