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A Non-Partisan Federal Government Shutdown Thought Experiment

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Consider the following for a moment:

You are a military spouse. While your husband/wife is on the other side of the world,you remain behind,raising your children,paying your mortgage or rent,car notes,etc. You have no idea if your spouse will live through the next 7-13 months on the job. Thanks to the federal government shutdown,your spouse’s paycheck,likely your sole or main income,is about to vanish for an uncertain amount of time. Suddenly,in addition to constantly worrying about how you would tell your children their dad or mom is never coming home,you have to worry about something as basic as how you’re going to feed and clothe them. What do you do?

Please consider making a donation to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society,Army Emergency Relief,the Air Force Aid Society,or Coast Guard Mutual Assistance. These non-profit organizations provide cash grants and zero-interest emergency loans to our men and women in uniform. You can support the troops,even if Congress won’t.

Donate securely online here:

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Army Emergency Relief

Air Force Aid Society

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance

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