By Nadin Abbott
October 3, 2013 (San Diego) Early this morning MCAS Miramar announced that this year’s show, slated to start tomorrow, has been cancelled due to the federal government shut-down. Colonel John P. Farnam told reporters that "The timing couldn't be worse, but it is what it is."
Those who bought special access passes will be reimbursed, as well as exhibitors.
So if you were planning to attend what was an already scaled down show due to the sequester, now with the shutdown the show will not go on. Proceeds from this show usually go into supporting military families, but that money will not be there this year.
This is one of the many effects of the shutdown, and as time goes on, it will continue to affect more and more Americans.
Civilian employees deemed essential are still on the job, but without pay. Another 800,000 federal employees nationwide have been furloughed.
The shut-down began October 1st after Congress failed to agree on a spending bill. The Republican-controlled House is insisting on defunding the Affordable Care Act healthcare reforms as a condition for approving any spending bill, while the Democratic-controlled Senate and President Obama have refused to approve such language.