So The Shutdown Could Be Over Soon, What Have We Learned?

So the government shutdown could be over soon. After 16 days things could be happening. Thank goodness!

Over the last few weeks there has been a lot of anxiety over what is going to happen. From veterans not being paid to food stamps and WIC having to be put on hold. This whole thing has hurt a lot of people, both Military and non-Military.

My post for today for Everyone Serves for Blue Star Families is going to be about the lessons learned during the shutdown and why it seems the Military is one of the biggest targets. Is there anything we can do about this?

I don’t want this post to become too political. We all have different beliefs on the subject. I would urge everyone to do their own research on who is at fault and why this is all happening. I think the best way to form an opinion on the subject is to do your own reading and researching to figure out what is true and what isn’t. And most of all don’t believe everything you read on the internet 😉

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My biggest worry over all of this is thinking that it could happen again. I don’t want that for my country. I know for myself I plan to research a little better before elections. I plan to get to know those that would be representing me. And I plan to vote even if I think my vote won’t count. I think if we all did this, America would be a much better place and maybe just maybe something like this could be avoid in the future.

As far as the Military is concerned, I think some of it has to do with the fact that no one really wants bad things for the Military and both sides know this. I hate that we are put in the middle like this. The Military should always get paid, without question.

I think this time has reminded me that it is good to be prepared. To have some money in savings and to make good choices when we do have a little extra money in the month.

I am one of those people who tries to stay optimistic in times like this but sometimes that gets pretty difficult. If I read about how the Military might not get paid I think, “well that is the worst case scenario.” Then I start to worry that it could really happen. I don’t want to panic too much but I also don’t want to just ignore it. One of the reasons my husband joined the Military was to provide for his family and not getting paid puts a big damper on that. Yes I know they would eventually get paid, but still. I hate the thought of it.

What has the shutdown taught you?

 

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