A small group of protestors in east Springfield Tuesday lined the side of E. Battlefield carrying signs and voicing the concerns of many, including veterans and seniors.
"I've got Social Security and my Navy pension, and both of them are in line right now if Congress doesn't do something," said Alan Fear, a U.S. Navy veteran.
Government employees are also being impacted by the shutdown, including members of the military.
"My son is active military overseas. They say it doesn't affect them right now, but it does," said Francie Wolff, one of the protestors.
Wolff and Fear are part of the majority of voters who say they are not being heard.
"I hope we might have a vote by end of today. We have to see, it may be tomorrow," said Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, a house republican.
Hartzler is one of the house members pushing for changes to Obamacare before agreeing to act on the debt ceiling. It is something she admits may or may not happen within the two days left before the government is set to default on some of its loans.
"Americans want to see the government open and want to make sure it's efficient and effective, but they also understand their elected officials need to fight for their concerns, and Americans do not want Obamacare. They're very concerned about it," Hartzler said.
Congressman Billy Long, also a republican from Missouri, opposes Obamacare as well and is working to change it before agreeing to vote raising the debt ceiling. However, Long does not believe a short-term fix is the answer.
"What he has been in favor of is passing a long-term budget, so we don't fall into this same situation," said Royce Reding who works with the congressman.
The shutdown has taken its toll on the approval ratings for both the congress and the president. According to a Zogby poll, the approval rating for congress stands at 13 percent. That same poll showed a presidential approval rating of 45 percent.