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Bad news: Despite a possible shutdown, you still pay taxes

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If you thought the looming potential shutdown of the federal government meant you didn't need to pay taxes, think again.

According to CNN, a government shutdown doesn't mean critical services aren't still provided to the American populace. One of those services is banking, meaning taxes are still collected.

Should the shutdown take place, only a few things are affected, namely federal employees, national parks and federally-contracted projects. Services like air traffic control, border protection and Medicaid would not be affected.

Another delightful fact: While in shutdown mode, Congress and President Barack Obama will still get paychecks. Most of their staffers won't.

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Mac Watson & Larry Gaydos represent "the younger generation of talk…because we grew up in a different era." To someone who has never listened, Mac Watson and Larry Gaydos describe their show as,  "relatable stories that emotionally connect with our audience…. basically, stuff that affects our daily lives here in Arizona."

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