Asked whether she feels that she and other members of military families are being used as pawns, she replied, "Yes, I think the government to a certain extent uses the military and our veterans as well as a pawn while playing this game ...It's tiring for military families. The stress and anxiety being brought so close and worrying about what are we going to do."
While a deal was reached to ensure members of the military are paid, the shutdown is still affecting military families "in other ways, on top of dealing with sequestration" in recent months, McIntosh said.
"It makes you question how much they do care about their military and how it is affecting us. It's kind of like they look at us more of like, 'How can we use them for our gain rather than really worrying about the impact it's having on families and service members?'"
McIntosh added that her faith in government "takes a hit, definitely."
The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America said that while veterans "may be more protected than other constituencies, a government shutdown does not bode well for top priorities within the veterans' community."
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the government shutdown could be a blow to his state's recovering economy, partly because of the affect on military sites. Aside from concerns about pay for military personnel, thousands of civilian workers were furloughed, noted CNN affiliate KCPQ in Seattle.
Business owner: Take away lawmakers' perks
John Farr owns a lighting company, which has already taken a financial hit from the government shutdown.
"We had an event scheduled at one of the museums in DC today, and it is already canceled. Because of the nature of the event, we don't know if it's coming back," he told "New Day."
A lot of his Washington-area business is at the Smithsonian museums. The shutdown, he says, will "impact my business, my employees, caterers, decorators, florists" and numerous others who take part in events at those locations.
Some employees might not get any other work, he said.
A newlywed, Farr says the shutdown will prevent him from having the funds to make improvements in the company.
Asked whether lawmakers should focus on compromise or standing firm on principle, he said, "definitely focus more on compromise. Congressmen and senators have taken an oath to uphold the Constitution, and they're not doing it. They're not meeting across the aisle."
"Lawmakers should take significant cuts," he added. "Unfortunately, a lot of them are already (so) financially well off that it won't matter to them. But take away their perks, take away their security details, take away their cars, their company parking spots, anything to make them realize that what they're doing is having an impact on them as well as the public."
'Incredibly frustrating... public servants aren't serving'
Actress Joanna Carpenter has a message for Congress: "Stop wasting my time and my money."
"I work very hard and I don't have a lot of money to show for it," she said on "New Day."
"Living paycheck to paycheck for the majority of my adult life, it's incredibly frustrating to see people that are in public service that are not serving the public. My taxes are going to your salary. You're still getting paid, taking your family out to dinner. I'm figuring out what I'm going to do next week."
'Squabbling like children'
C.C. Stinson, an IT consultant, lives with chronic illness. She wants her medications to be more affordable -- and doesn't want Congress bickering over the Affordable Health Care Act.
A battle over the law led to the shutdown.
"I kind of feel like it's, essentially, when you go to day care and you pick up your children and you see toddlers, you know, squabbling over a toy," she told "New Day."
Scientist can't research
Reheem Bello didn't see it coming.
He studies aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.