The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas, Texas, was closed Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 due to the government shutdown. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mary Love had some federal business to do on Tuesday. When she arrived she was turned away at the door.
"I told them I need a tax transcript," said Love who made a trip downtown to get information from the IRS.
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"To be honest with you I really forget they was having this shutdown," said Love.
Some federal offices are closed with employees sent home. One is the Small Business Administration office.
A sign outside the dark office spelled out that a shutdown was in progress.
Nearby veterans needing help were greeted by open doors and federal workers at their desks.
Not shutdown on Tuesday was Rabbits Barber Shop off Emerson Street.
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Richard Ball says Tuesday started off slow, but he was ready to cut hair.
Gridlock in Washington he says is nothing new, but the timing of shutdown considering the economy he noted is not the best.
"Butting heads, it's the American way I guess, what else are you going to do," said Ball who because of the economy changed careers and became a barber.
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