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You and your loved ones are not federal employees or contractors, and do not live in an environment or have a job closely linked to government programs. So, what does the closure of the government have to do with you? More than you think. The facts of Washington, or those not made, can be woven into the daily lives of Americans, from a bowl of breakfast cereal to a bottle of beer after work. The budget stalemate between President Donald Trump and the Democrats in Congress is spreading to some unexpected places. Like Carmen Bush's cell phone. It is getting saturated with telemarketing calls, but it can not be added to the National Do Not Call Registry. It is not available during the stagnation. "It's becoming a reminder every 15 minutes that the government is closed," says the high school English teacher in Oakland, California. "I feel bad because I know that many other people are affected by the closure of many more devastating ways, but this is just one of the ways that did not even cross my mind." Here are some more ways: ___ ON YOUR PLATE Caitlin Hilbert was enjoying a poke, the dish of raw fish marinated in Hawaii, last week when the closure made her stop chewing. It occurred to him that the Food and Drug Administration, which oversees seafood safety, had suspended routine inspections. The agency said on Monday it was returning workers to resume controls on seafood and other "high risk" items. However, the moment made Hilbert reflect on the links between Washington and his life in San Mateo, California. "I want to be able to consume food without worrying," says the university student and illustrator. The FDA oversees about three quarters of the food supply, from fresh vegetables to dry cereals. The agency conducts about 8,400 inspections of national food a year, approximately one third involving "high risk" foods. The agency said that some controls, for example, on imported foods, have continued until the closure; so have the meat and poultry inspections of the United States Department of Agriculture. To be sure, inspectors usually do not examine every bite Americans eat, and a lot of food is safe. "The chances of you, as a consumer, entering and picking up a box of food that was affected by the closure are low," says Sarah Sorscher, deputy director of regulatory affairs at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Advocacy Group of the food safety. "But particularly as the closure progresses, the chances of someone in the United States getting sick and not getting sick due to closure increases." __ THE COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT After enduring past closures as a federal worker, Atlanta retiree David Swan hoped he would not feel the effects of this. He then tried to see a complaint of identity theft he filed with the Federal Trade Commission in 2017, after his personal information was compromised in a data breach and he learned that someone checked into a hotel under his name. Swan recently received an email saying that his FTC account would be deactivated if he did not connect, but the system is disconnected due to closure. (The commission says that the accounts are not being deactivated in the meantime). "The process of keeping the government open and keeping the government running should not compromise with partisan politics," he says. ___ AT FOOD The closure is appearing in school cafeterias in rural Vance County, North Carolina, which plans to begin preparing student lunches this week. Fresh produce will be sold in middle and high schools and will be cut in elementary schools, and the canteens will stop offering bottled water and juice, among other changes announced in a Facebook post this week. The ice cream will also be gone. The USDA ensures that school lunch programs have funds until the end of March. But the Vance County school system said it is trying to "keep food and funds" in a district where most students come from families with incomes low enough to qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch. Federal money pays 95 percent of its school nutrition program. "Everything indicates that in terms of food supply and financing, we're doing well until March, but beyond that, we really do not know," so managers want to stretch what they have, said spokeswoman Terri Hedrick. The USDA said in a statement on Thursday that officials understand that the current lapse in allocations creates uncertainty for the future, "but they are hopeful that the budget stalemate will soon end." ___ IN THE TAX NUMBER Tax Day It's not until April, but some of Mindy Schwartz's accounting clients are eager to contact the IRS now, they have received notices citing problems with previous returns and saying that clients owe money.Specially, Schwartz requests a special service number. of Internal Taxes so that tax professionals get to the bottom of notices like this, but now they only respond to the line with a message saying that the help "is not available at this time." The help could be on the way: IRS said it was recalling about 46,000 of its employees, more than half of its workforce, as the official start of the Tax season approaches January 28. . For the time being, Schwartz worried customers can only think about whether to wait to get ahead, and perhaps risk fines and interest, or pay what the IRS says they owe, even if they think there is an error. "Getting IRS communications tends to scare people, so when you can not get an answer, it's a bit scary," says Schwartz, of Carlsbad, California. ___ AT THE AIRPORT Jennifer Lyon-Weisman does not care about nature. But he headed to the airport in Columbus, Ohio, more than three hours before his flight on Friday afternoon. She lives only 15 minutes, but she did not want to take the risk on her annual trip to a music festival to raise funds in New Jersey. I had heard reports of long lines and checkpoints closed at some airports, starting last weekend, after absenteeism soared among federal security inspectors who now do not charge. The unemployment rate has declined somewhat, and the Transportation Security Agency said that less than 6 percent of flyers nationwide waited more than 14 minutes on the control lines until Thursday. But with a holiday weekend that will probably increase the crowds, Lyon-Weisman was worried. "And then I feel guilty because people are not paid, and it's a very small problem," said Lyon-Weisman, a barber. In the end, the crowds at the airport were slight and the projection developed rapidly, he said. While security inspectors and air traffic controllers have received instructions to continue working, the security inspectors of the Federal Aviation Administration did not, until the agency began to remember some on January 12. By airlines, aircraft manufacturers and repair shops. The government says they are doing critical work, but they are giving up tasks such as issuing new pilot certificates. Meanwhile, passengers are likely to have to wait a little longer to see Delta's newest model airplane, a 109-seat airplane that, according to the airline, is 'among the widest seats' among single-plane aircraft. Hall. CEO Ed Bastian said the launch date of January 31 will likely be delayed due to delays in certification in the middle of closing. ___ AT COLLEGE CAMPUSES Some college students and their families are also dealing with closing problems when trying to obtain tax information for financial aid applications. With telephone lines and IRS offices closed, some have had difficulty obtaining the verification and documents they need to request. The closure does not affect the aid itself, but the Department of Education recognizes that some "systems and processes depend on the information and actions taken by other federal agencies, several of which are currently closed." Reynold Verret, president of Xavier Louisiana University, says some students at his historically black Catholic school in New Orleans have been caught in the dilemma. 'We are not exceptional. "Probably, all universities in the United States at this time will face that," he said. ___ FROM THE TAP Money is not the only thing that does not flow during closing. Some craft breweries are postponing new releases or expansions of beer because they need the permission of a federal agency that is not open. These breweries tend to offer new seasonal and special beers frequently, and new beer labels need approval from the Tax and Alcohol and Tobacco Bureau and Trade Bureau to be sold through state lines. Lakefront Brewery, based in Milwaukee, for example, has the upcoming cherry beer and apple beer launches that could be delayed while waiting for the label approval process to resume. Some other breweries have new inactive locations while waiting for office permits. "For me, it's like taking everyone to everything that happens and how many people are affected," says Russ Klisch, founder and president of Lakefront. "The government touches everyone's life, in one way or another." ___ Associated Press Writers Alina Hartounian in Phoenix; Ivan Moreno in Milwaukee; Skip Foreman in Charlotte, North Carolina; Rebecca Santana in New Orleans; and Kiley Armstrong in New York contributed to this report.

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