It seems to be the top topic on every one's mind as the deadline looms for a Friday shutdown of the US Government.

What if the government shut down? It would be the first time since 1996 that this has happened. Federal agencies would restrict operations and furlough non-essential workers. Matters came to this point because last year Congress failed to enact the regular appropriations bills that would have authorized agencies to spend money in fiscal year 2011, which began on Oct. 1, 2010. Lacking the regular appropriations bills, Congress has passed a series of interim bills — called continuing resolutions or CR's — which essentially continued departments’ and agencies’ funding at the same levels as in fiscal year 2010. The most recent CR expires Friday.

How do you feel about the this possible shutdown? How do you think it is going to effect you?