A Government Shutdown Looming Over Our Heads Again, Are you serious?

Wait a minute this feels like dejavu, it’s coming back to me, that’s right, we went through this same situation last month and the same back in February. Are you kidding me?

Come on Congress get it together. What a government shut down means to my Army Family. DEATH to my credit score, and hard times! Thank the LORD we have canned soup that my grandma made back in the winter! Looks like soup and BEANS kids…

We have a large family 3 kids, a grandma, a dad, a mom and a dog! It means the life lines of support (paychecks) are going to kill us. My husband has been in the Army for 12 years and I am an intern at USASOC. See that word INTERN, that means I am not making top salary here. My job ends in May by the way, so back to a one income family.

We aren’t making 6 figures, and with the cost of living steadily rising, it is killing us. Have you seen the price of MILK lately, almost $4 a gallon. The food service folks think they are slick, they are increasing the prices and cutting down on the size of boxes they sell us.

It all boils down to, this shut down means no money coming in to support our families. Already we have bills that need to be paid, we have medications that need to be bought and food to put on the table. I  not sure the government is in touch with the lowest level of people here. There are military families that live from pay check to pay check, and one missed pay period is very hard to catch up from. I have heard from several wives, and it is affecting us ALL!

The government requests my husband and others in the military to make sure the citizens of this nation are protected but at what cost? There he is being in another country worried how his family is going to make ends meet? He is taking his mind off the mission, where it could cost him the ultimate sacrifice that I am not ready for him to pay.

It would be different if I had a garden or a farm to where I could grow our food, but I live in government quarters. I think I am frugal now with coupon clipping but I don’t think I can squeeze anymore green out of Lincoln and Grant to cover an entire month of pay, when no one in my house is getting paid. I shop at the Commissary and PX on post, my children attend school on post, we do everything on post. When the government shuts down so does life on the post. The civilians on post will no longer be working. You know this has been going on for three months now we have elected a New Congress in Nov, and why are they waiting to the last minute to fix the budget? This isn’t something that was a surprise to them, they knew it was coming and they kept putting it off, and taking recesses.

These leaders need to meet in the middle and agree on something, they are acting irrational both sides not budging or unwilling. This is ludicrous, capricious and I can’t believe they have the audacity to act like my 3 and 5 year olds arguing over who is going to play Super Mario on the Wii.  We have about a month’s savings in the bank but really how long is this going to happen? Can we please get some leaders that are willing to LEAD?

HeraldNet.com – Budget cuts could hit benefits for military

I think this is HORRIBLE, as a army wife of 10 years to an enlisted solider, we have three kids, and my daugther has an illness and is referred off post to be seen. I have to work in order for my family to survive, I want my kids to have the same opportunities as other kids (who get to take dance and music classes). Then I read they want to CUT the DOD schools, where we will all the public elementary schools and DOD schools are already over run, and they want to close schools..You know when 9-11 happened all these people who want to cut budgets wanted the military to protect their butts, however now they feel SAFE they want to cut out the military programs.

You know this makes up for something when my husband is deployed multiple times in a year or over a two year period. Again these policy makers are making decisions at a higher level only thinking of the Officer side of the pay.the enlisted folks (e1 to e5) are struggling and living at a level of poverty.

It makes NO SENSE…you should tell Mr. Erskine who I really liked up until now, that he wants to cut the military budget, he needs to re-access the state he lives in get his head out of his ass and go to Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point, and Goldsboro and look at the enlisted soldiers E1-E5 how they live.  I tell you what you tell the policy advisors, and political appointees to take a pay cut and get the same pay as some of the enlisted soldiers, say an E6 and see how hard it is for them to deal with things in life. That was one thing I used to say the military takes care of its own, now they are just throwing us to the wolves.

Oh this just makes me ANGRY at these political officials and people who think they know what’s best…if they were in the Army 20+ years ago, THINGS HAVE CHANGED